According to Gregory calendar, January 04 is the day number 4 in a given year. January 04 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 04 January in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1573On the initiative of Pope Gregor VII, leader of the Christians, it was decided that the king of the countries should have no interference in the appointment of the religious leaders.
1643Isaac Newton, a British physicist, thinker and mathematician, was born. He discovered the main law of gravity or gravity.
1698Most of London's Palace of Whitehall, the main residence of the English monarchs dating from 1530, was destroyed by fire.
1725Collie Sibber's play "Caesar in Egypt" premiered in London.
1762Britain entered a seven-year war against Spain and Naples.
1798After having been invested as Prince of Wallachia, Constantine Hanger arrived in Bucharest to assume the throne.
1809Louis Braille, the famous person who invented the Braille script for the blind, was born.
1810Australian seal hunter Frederick Hausborough discovered Campbell Island in the Subarctic.
1825Ferdinand-I, King of Two Sicily, was succeeded by his son Francis-I of Two Sicily.
1828Jean Baptiste Gae was elected as Prime Minister of France in place of Comte de Villele.
1847American gun inventor Samuel Colt made his first large sale of his revolvers to the Texas Rangers.
1854Captain William McDonald discovered McDonald's Island.
1883Life magazine was first published in Los Angeles.
1884The Fabian Society was established in London.
1884The Fabian Society, an intellectual movement whose purpose isto advance the socialist caused by gradualist and reformist methods rather than revolutionary means, was founded in London.
1885Dr. William made his first successful operation of appendix.
1885Sino-French War-French troops under General François Oscar deNégrier defeated a numerically superior Qing Chinese force at Nui Bopin northern Vietnam.
1887Thomas Stevens was the first man to travel by bicycle.
1903Topsy, a domesticated elephant with the Forepaugh Circus at Luna Park, Coney Island, was executed by electrocution after it wasdeemed a threat to people, an event captured on film by inventor Thomas Edison.
1912The Boy Scout Association was incorporated throughout the then British Empire by royal charter.
1932Viceroy Willingdon of the British East Indies arrested Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.
1944German radio preached a decree to raise school children for war purposes.
1951Korean War: Chinese and North Korean troops captured Seoul.
1962The first automated unmanned) metro train ran in New York City, USA.
1970A magnitude 7.5 Msd earthquake struck Tonghai County, China, killing at least 15, 000 people and spurring the creation of the nation's largest earthquake monitoring system.
1972Rose Heilbronn became the first female judge at the Old Bailey in London.
1973Last of the Summer Wine, the longest running sitcom in the world, premiered as an episode of the BBC's Comedy Playhouse.
1974Harry Schwarz and Mangosuthu Buthelezi signed the Mahlabatini Declaration of Faith, the first declaration by black and white SouthAfrican leaders to commit to non-violence and a non-discriminatory society.
1976The Troubles-Volunteers from the Ulster Volunteer Force shotdead five Irish Catholic civilians in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
1990Around 307 people were killed and 600 injured in a terrible collision of two trains in Sangi village near Pakistan's Sindh province.
1991Jan Krzystof Bielicki became the premier of Poland.
1992The Tokyo Dome recorded the 8th largest wrestling crowd of about 60,000.
1994Rahul Dev Burman R. D. Burman) famous music composer of Hindi films died.
1999Gunmen opened fire on Shia Muslims worshiping in a mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 16 people and injuring 25.
2002In the Sardinia island of Italy, the world's oldest man, 112-year-old Atonia Tode, died a few hours after the world's oldest 110-year-old female Maria Grazia Broccol died in a town south of the Italian capital, Rome. .
2004Mikhail Saakashvili was elected President of Georgia.
2004Spiri, the first of two roversof NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Mission, landed successfully on Mars at 04:35 Ground UTC.
2004Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon suffered a severe hemorrhagic stroke, leaving Ehud Olmert as Acting Prime Minister.
2006Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, becoming the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. Government.
2007The Burj Khalifa skyscraper, the world's tallest structure, officially opened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
2010Burj Khalifa the tallest building was built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
2010VAT of the United Kingdom raised from 17.5% to 2%. It is the highest rate ever in the country.
2010Kathryn Gray of Canada becomes the youngest person to discover a supernova. She is only 10 years old.
2011Mitt Romney, the US presidential candidate wins the 2012 IOWA cancus. He won by 8 votes over Rick Samporum.
2011The president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is hospitalized for surgery for Thyroid Cancer. Amado Boudou, vice-president assumes temporary president of the country.
2012The Wegelin CO., The oldest bank in Switzerland closes. The bank is find $57.8 million after pleading guilty to a US case of tax evasion.
2012Due to a polar vertex record low temperatures are expected in the US. The cold air from North Pole from US would bring temperature to 15 degrees in Chicago.
20139 people were killed in a car bomb blast in Damascus Syria.
2013Louis XV of France survived an assassination attempt by Robert-François Damiens, who later became the last person to be executed in the country by drawing and quartering.
2014In Goa, 14 people were killed when a three-storey building collapsed.

Important Historical Events of 04 January in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1966The Tashkent Conference was organized with the aim of reaching a ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan. As a result of this agreement, the second war between India and Pakistan ended.
1966The Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan met in Moscow.
201638th Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia died.

Important Days of 04 January National & International Days 🏁

Day/ObservanceLevel
Louis Braille DayInternational Day
World Braille DayInternational Day
Myanmar Independence DayNational Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 04 January 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1888M. Patanjali Sastri / Lawyer / India
1889M. Patanjali Sastri / Lawyer / India
1924Sebastian Kappen / Priest / India
1925Pradeep Kumar / Actor / India
1931Nirupa Roy / Actress / India
1941Anjana Mumtaz / Actress / India
1941Kalpnath Rai / Politician / India
1952T. S. Thakur / Lawyer / India
1956Sarojini Sahoo / Author / India
1965Aditya Pancholi / Actor / India

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