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October 4th, 2004 (October 04 2004)EventSpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight.
October 4th, 2003 (October 04 2003)EventMaxim restaurant suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel: 21 Israelis, Jews and Arabs, are killed, and 51 others wounded.
October 4th, 2001 (October 04 2001)EventSiberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev TU-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people are killed.
October 4th, 1997 (October 04 1997)EventThe second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the $17.3 million in cash which had been taken.
October 4th, 1993 (October 04 1993)EventRussian Constitutional Crisis: In Moscow, tanks bombard the White House, a government building that housed the Russian parliament, while demonstrators against President Boris Yeltsin rally outside.Boris Yeltsin Quotes
October 4th, 1992 (October 04 1992)EventThe Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique.
October 4th, 1992 (October 04 1992)EventEl Al Flight 1862: an El Al Boeing 747-258F crashes into two apartment buildings in Amsterdam, killing 43 including 39 on the ground.
October 4th, 1991 (October 04 1991)EventThe Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.
October 4th, 1988 (October 04 1988)EventU.S. televangelist Jim Bakker is indicted for fraud.
October 4th, 1985 (October 04 1985)EventFree Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, USA.
October 4th, 1983 (October 04 1983)EventRichard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 mph (1,019 km/h), driving Thrust 2 at the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.
October 4th, 1976 (October 04 1976)EventOfficial launch of the Intercity 125 High Speed Train (HST).
October 4th, 1975 (October 04 1975)EventA Cessna 310Q airplane crashes over Wilmington, North Carolina, killing the pilot and severely injuring several pro wrestlers affiliated with the NWA s Mid-Atlantic promotion. One of the survivors is the legendary Ric Flair.
October 4th, 1967 (October 04 1967)EventOmar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei abdicates in favour of his son, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
October 4th, 1966 (October 04 1966)EventBasutoland becomes independent from the United Kingdom and is renamed Lesotho.
October 4th, 1965 (October 04 1965)EventThe first Pope to ever visit the United States of America, Pope Paul VI arrives in New York.
October 4th, 1960 (October 04 1960)EventEastern Air Lines Flight 375, a Lockheed L-188 Electra, crashes after a bird strike on takeoff from Boston s Logan International Airport, killing 62 of 72 on board.
October 4th, 1958 (October 04 1958)EventFifth Republic of France is established.
October 4th, 1957 (October 04 1957)EventLaunch of Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
October 4th, 1957 (October 04 1957)EventAvro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
October 4th, 1943 (October 04 1943)EventWorld War II: U.S. captures Solomon Islands. Solomon Quotes
October 4th, 1940 (October 04 1940)EventMeeting between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini at the Brenner Pass.Benito Mussolini Quotes
October 4th, 1927 (October 04 1927)EventGutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mt. Rushmore.
October 4th, 1921 (October 04 1921)EventRiccardo Zanella becomes first elected president of Free State of Fiume.
October 4th, 1918 (October 04 1918)EventAn explosion kills more than 100 and destroys the T.A. Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant in Sayreville, New Jersey. Fires and explosions continue for three days forcing massive evacuations and spreading ordnance over a wide area, pieces of which are still being found in 2007.
October 4th, 1910 (October 04 1910)EventDeclaration of the Portuguese Republic. King Manuel II flees to the United Kingdom.
October 4th, 1910 (October 04 1910)EventAdoption of the Flag of Bermuda.
October 4th, 1895 (October 04 1895)EventThe first U.S. Open Men s Golf Championship administered by the United States Golf Association is played at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island.
October 4th, 1883 (October 04 1883)EventFirst run of the Orient Express.
October 4th, 1883 (October 04 1883)EventFirst meeting of the Boys Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.
October 4th, 1853 (October 04 1853)EventCrimean War: The Ottoman Empire declares war on Russia.
October 4th, 1830 (October 04 1830)EventCreation of the state of Belgium after separation from The Netherlands.
October 4th, 1824 (October 04 1824)EventMexico adopts a new constitution and becomes a federal republic.
October 4th, 1795 (October 04 1795)EventNapoleon Bonaparte first rises to national prominence with a "Whiff of Grapeshot", using cannon to suppress armed counter-revolutionary rioters threatening the French Legislature (National Convention).Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
October 4th, 1779 (October 04 1779)EventThe Fort Wilson Riot takes place.
October 4th, 1777 (October 04 1777)EventBattle of Germantown: Troops under George Washington are repelled by British troops under Sir William Howe.George Washington Quotes
October 4th, 1725 (October 04 1725)EventFoundation of Rosario in Argentina.
October 4th, 1693 (October 04 1693)EventBattle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.
October 4th, 1636 (October 04 1636)EventThe Swedish Army defeats the armies of Saxony and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Wittstock.
October 4th, 1582 (October 04 1582)EventPope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.
October 4th, 1537 (October 04 1537)EventThe first complete English-language Bible (the Matthew Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale.
October 4th, 1511 (October 04 1511)EventFormation of the Holy League of Ferdinand II of Aragon, the Papal States and the Republic of Venice against France.
October 4th, 1363 (October 04 1363)EventEnd of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, Chen Youliang, in one of the largest naval battles in history.
October 4th, 1227 (October 04 1227)EventAssassination of Caliph al-Adil.
October 4th, 1209 (October 04 1209)EventOtto IV is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by Pope Innocent III.
October 4th, 0610 (October 04 0610)EventHeraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas and becomes Emperor.

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