November 4 holidays in 2019

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Constitution Day
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Unity Day
Russia National Holiday
Community Service Day observed
Dominica Public Holiday
Day of St Charles Borromeu
Andorra Bank Holiday
All Saints' Day
Colombia National Holiday
Flag Day
Panama Common Local Holidays
Recreation Day
Australia (Tasmania) State Holiday
Culture Day observed
Japan National Holiday

Historical Events on November 4

  • 1847: Chloroform’s anesthetic properties are discovered by a Scottish physician named Sir James Young Simpson.
  • 1864: Millions of dollars of supplies are destroyed when a Union supply base is bombarded by Confederate forces at the Battle of Johnsonville during the American Civil War.
  • 1912: Bulgarian forces attempt to force their way through the last defensive line before the city of Constantinople is reached at the First Battle of Catalca during the First Balkan War.
  • 1924: The first female governor to be elected in the U.S is Nellie Tayloe Ross who becomes Wyoming’s Governor.
  • 1939: The Neutrality Act of 1939 is implemented by the U.S Customs Service under the order of United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1942: General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel takes his forces on a 5-month retreat – disobeying a direct order by Adolf Hitler – at the Second Battle of El Alamein during World War II.
  • 1980: Ronald Reagan becomes the 40th President of the United States after defeating incumbent President Jimmy Carter in the election.
  • 2008: Barack Obama become the first person of African-American descent to be elected President of the United States. He was the 44th President of the U.S.

Famous Birthdays on November 4

  • American actor and screenwriter Will Rogers is born in 1879.
  • Irish engineer and inventor of the tractor, Harry Ferguson is born in 1884.
  • American author and critic Sterling North is born in 1906.
  • American marine and Medal of Honor recipient, John Basilone is born in 1916.
  • American journalist Walter Cronkite is born in 1916.
  • American actor Art Carney is born in 1918.
  • American actor Cameron Mitchell is born in 1918.
  • American engineer and scientist Mary Sherman Morgan is born in 1921.
  • American actress Doris Roberts is born in 1925.
  • American librarian and 45 First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush is born in 1946.
  • American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is born in 1946.
  • American actor Matthew McConaughey is born in 1969.
  • American rapper and producer Sean Combs is born in 1969.

Kwanzaa

Chinese New Year

Mardi Gras

Ash Wednesday

Annunciation

Tax Day

Cinco de Mayo