October 4 holidays in 2016

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Rosh HaShanah Ends
- Jewish
Al-Hijra (Observed)
Nigeria Local Holiday
Feast of St Francis of Assisi
Multiple [Show] Christian
Independence Day
Lesotho Public Holiday
National Day Golden Week holiday
China Common Local Holidays
Second day of Rosh Hashana
Argentina Hebrew
Rosh Hashana II (New Year day 2)
Israel National Holiday, Hebrew
Peace and Reconciliation Day
Mozambique Public Holiday
World Animal Day
- Weird
National Vodka Day
- Weird
National Taco Day
- Weird
National Golf Lover’s Day
- Weird

Historical Events on October 4

  • 1302: The Byzantine Venetian War comes to an end when a peace treaty is signed between the Republic of Venice and the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1363: Chinese rebel forces led by Zhu Yuanzhang defeat the forces of Chen Youliang in one of the biggest naval battles in history during the Battle of Lake Poyang.
  • 1535: The Coverdale Bible – the first complete English language bible – was printed on this day. Translations were done by Myles Coverdale and William Tyndale.
  • 1582: The Gregorian Calendar is implemented by Pope Gregory XIII.
  • 1693: During the Battle of Marsaglia, the French defeat Piedmontese forces.
  • 1824: A new constitution is adopted by Mexico and it officially becomes a Federal Republic.
  • 1853: The Ottoman Empire issues a war declaration against the Russian Empire.
  • 1876: The first public institution of higher learning opens up in Texas on this day; It’s called Texas A&M – also known as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas.
  • 1917: British forces collide in Flanders at the Battle of Broodseinde during World War I.
  • 1918: More than a hundred people are killed in an explosion that destroyed the T.A. Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant in Sayreville, New Jersey on this day.
  • 1963: Over six-thousand people are killed in Haiti and Cuba because of Hurricane Flora.
  • 1965: Pope Paul VI becomes the first pope to visit the Americas when he arrives in New York City.
  • 1985: The Free Software Founded is founded on this day.
  • 1997: A robbery occurs at the North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. This robbery would be the second largest cash robbery in United States History.

Famous Birthdays on October 4

  • American general, lawyer and 19th President of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes is born in 1822.
  • French author Juliette Adam is born in 1836.
  • American actor and director Charlton Heston is born in 1923.
  • American painter Wolf Kahn is born in 1926.
  • English author Ann Thwaite is born in 1933.
  • American author Karen Cushman is born in 1941.
  • American author Anne Rice is born in 1941.
  • American actress and activist Susan Sarandon is born in 1946.
  • American actor Armand Assante is born in 1949.

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