April 4 in History
What happened on April 4 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on april 4 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on april 4 in history.?>
A coup in Sudan ousts President Nimeiry and replaces him with General Dahab.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the president of Pakistan is executed.
Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth’s home-run record.
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty is signed.
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel captures the British held town of Benghazi in North Africa.
The Battle of the Somme ends.
The U.S. Senate votes 90-6 to enter World War I on Allied side.
The Battle of Yorktown begins as Union gen. George B. McClellan closes in on Richmond, Va.
President William Henry Harrison, aged 68, becomes the first president to die in office, just a month after being sworn in.
The United States flag is declared to have 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars.
The territory of Orleans becomes the 18th state and will become known as Louisiana.
Francis Drake completes circumnavigation of the world.