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January 4th, 2046 (January 04 2046)EventTitus Labienus defeats Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina.Julius Caesar Quotes
January 4th, 2008 (January 04 2008)DeathJoyce Carlson, American artist (born in 1923)
January 4th, 2008 (January 04 2008)DeathXavier Chamorro Cardenal, Nicaraguan print editor (born in 1932)
January 4th, 2008 (January 04 2008)DeathJimmy Nah, Singapore celebrity (born in 1968)
January 4th, 2007 (January 04 2007)EventThe 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
January 4th, 2007 (January 04 2007)DeathMarais Viljoen, former State President of South Africa (born in 1915)
January 4th, 2007 (January 04 2007)DeathSir Lewis Hodges, British Air Chief Marshal (born in 1918)
January 4th, 2007 (January 04 2007)DeathSteve Krantz, American film and TV producer (Fritz the Cat) (born in 1923)
January 4th, 2007 (January 04 2007)DeathOsman Waqialla, Sudanese artist and calligrapher (born in 1925)
January 4th, 2007 (January 04 2007)DeathGren, Welsh newspaper cartoonist (born in 1934)
January 4th, 2007 (January 04 2007)DeathSandro Salvadore, Italian footballer (born in 1939)
January 4th, 2007 (January 04 2007)DeathJan Schroder, Dutch cyclist (born in 1941)
January 4th, 2007 (January 04 2007)DeathGaspar Nagy, Hungarian poet and writer (born in 1949)
January 4th, 2007 (January 04 2007)DeathBen Gannon, Australian theatre film and television producer (born in 1952)
January 4th, 2007 (January 04 2007)DeathHelen Hill, American independent film-maker (born in 1970)
January 4th, 2006 (January 04 2006)EventPrime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
January 4th, 2006 (January 04 2006)DeathIrving Layton, Canadian poet (born in 1912)Irving Layton Quotes
January 4th, 2006 (January 04 2006)DeathRobert Howard White, Mayor of Papatoetoe, New Zealand (born in 1914)
January 4th, 2006 (January 04 2006)DeathMaktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai (born in 1946)
January 4th, 2005 (January 04 2005)DeathAlton Tobey, American artist (born in 1914)
January 4th, 2005 (January 04 2005)DeathRobert Heilbroner, American economist (born in 1919)
January 4th, 2005 (January 04 2005)DeathFrank Harary, American mathematician (born in 1921)
January 4th, 2005 (January 04 2005)DeathBud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player (born in 1924)
January 4th, 2005 (January 04 2005)DeathGuy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (born in 1927)
January 4th, 2005 (January 04 2005)DeathHumphrey Carpenter, English author (born in 1946)
January 4th, 2005 (January 04 2005)DeathAli al-Haidri, Iraqi governor of Baghdad (assassinated)
January 4th, 2004 (January 04 2004)EventSpirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.
January 4th, 2004 (January 04 2004)DeathJohn Toland, American historian (born in 1912)
January 4th, 2004 (January 04 2004)DeathJoan Aiken, English author (born in 1924)
January 4th, 2004 (January 04 2004)DeathJake Hess, American singer (born in 1927)
January 4th, 2004 (January 04 2004)DeathJeff Nuttall, English writer (born in 1933)
January 4th, 2004 (January 04 2004)DeathBrian Gibson (director), English film director (born in 1944)
January 4th, 2003 (January 04 2003)DeathSabine Ulibarri, Mexican American writer (born in 1919)
January 4th, 2003 (January 04 2003)DeathYfrah Neaman, Lebanese-born violinist (born in 1923)
January 4th, 2003 (January 04 2003)DeathConrad Hall, American cinematographer (born in 1927)
January 4th, 2001 (January 04 2001)DeathLes Brown, American bandleader (born in 1912)
January 4th, 2000 (January 04 2000)BirthRhiannon Leigh Wryn, American actress
January 4th, 2000 (January 04 2000)DeathTom Fears, American football player (born in 1922)
January 4th, 1999 (January 04 1999)EventFormer professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.Jesse Ventura Quotes
January 4th, 1999 (January 04 1999)EventGunmen open fire on Shiite Muslims worshipping in an Islamabad mosque, killing 16 people and injuring 25.
January 4th, 1999 (January 04 1999)DeathIron Eyes Cody, American actor (born in 1904)
January 4th, 1998 (January 04 1998)EventWilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.
January 4th, 1998 (January 04 1998)EventA massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.
January 4th, 1998 (January 04 1998)DeathMae Questel, American actress (born in 1908)
January 4th, 1998 (January 04 1998)DeathJohn Gary, U.S. popular singer (born in 1932)
January 4th, 1997 (January 04 1997)DeathHarry Helmsley, American real estate mogul (born in 1909)
January 4th, 1996 (January 04 1996)DeathRamon Vinay, Chilean operatic tenor (born in 1911)
January 4th, 1995 (January 04 1995)BirthMaria Isabel, Spanish singer
January 4th, 1995 (January 04 1995)BirthHarry Skinner, English skiier
January 4th, 1995 (January 04 1995)DeathSol Tax, American anthropologist (born in 1907)
January 4th, 1995 (January 04 1995)DeathEduardo Mata, Mexican conductor and composer (born in 1942)
January 4th, 1994 (January 04 1994)DeathRD Burman, Indian musician (born in 1939)
January 4th, 1993 (January 04 1993)DeathCharles Bridgford, Australian politician
January 4th, 1991 (January 04 1991)BirthOlivia Tennet, New Zealand actress
January 4th, 1990 (January 04 1990)DeathHarold Edgerton, American electrical engineer (born in 1903)
January 4th, 1990 (January 04 1990)DeathSir Henry Bolte, Premier of Victoria 1955-1972 (born in 1908)
January 4th, 1989 (January 04 1989)EventSecond Gulf of Sidra incident: a pair of Libyan MiG-23 "Floggers" are shot down by a pair of US Navy F-14 Tomcats during an air-to-air confrontation.
January 4th, 1989 (January 04 1989)BirthGraham Rahal, American race car driver
January 4th, 1988 (January 04 1988)BirthNabila Jamshed, Indian writer
January 4th, 1988 (January 04 1988)DeathLily Laskine, French harpist (born in 1893)
January 4th, 1987 (January 04 1987)EventThe Chase, Maryland rail wreck: An Amtrak train en route to Boston, Massachusetts from Washington, D.C., collides with Conrail engines in Chase, Maryland, killing 16 people.
January 4th, 1986 (January 04 1986)BirthJames Milner, English footballer
January 4th, 1986 (January 04 1986)BirthSteve Slaton , American football player
January 4th, 1986 (January 04 1986)DeathChristopher Isherwood, English writer (born in 1904)Christopher Isherwood Quotes
January 4th, 1986 (January 04 1986)DeathPhil Lynott, Irish musician (Thin Lizzy) (born in 1949)
January 4th, 1985 (January 04 1985)BirthAl Jefferson, American basketball player
January 4th, 1985 (January 04 1985)BirthFernando Rees, Brazilian race car driver
January 4th, 1985 (January 04 1985)DeathBrian Horrocks, British general (born in 1895)
January 4th, 1985 (January 04 1985)DeathLovro von Matacic, Croatian conductor (born in 1899)
January 4th, 1982 (January 04 1982)BirthPaulo Ferrari, Argentinian footballer
January 4th, 1982 (January 04 1982)BirthKang Hye-jeong, South Korean actress
January 4th, 1982 (January 04 1982)BirthRichard Logan, English footballer
January 4th, 1981 (January 04 1981)DeathRuth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I ll Never Smile Again) (born in 1914)
January 4th, 1980 (January 04 1980)BirthGreg Cipes, American actor
January 4th, 1980 (January 04 1980)BirthYaroslav Popovych, Ukrainian Cyclist
January 4th, 1980 (January 04 1980)BirthErin Cahill, American actress
January 4th, 1980 (January 04 1980)BirthMiguel Monteiro, Portuguese footballer
January 4th, 1979 (January 04 1979)BirthTristan Gommendy, French racing driver
January 4th, 1979 (January 04 1979)BirthJeph Howard, American musician (The Used)
January 4th, 1978 (January 04 1978)BirthDominik Hrbaty, Slovakian tennis player
January 4th, 1978 (January 04 1978)BirthMai Meneses, Spanish singer
January 4th, 1977 (January 04 1977)BirthIran Castillo, Mexican actress
January 4th, 1977 (January 04 1977)BirthTim Wheeler, Irish singer (Ash)
January 4th, 1976 (January 04 1976)BirthBenoit Joachim, Luxembourg cyclist
January 4th, 1976 (January 04 1976)BirthTed Lilly, American baseball player
January 4th, 1975 (January 04 1975)EventElizabeth Ann Seton becomes the first American-born saint.
January 4th, 1975 (January 04 1975)DeathCarlo Levi, Italian anti-fascist painter, writer and activist (born in 1902)
January 4th, 1974 (January 04 1974)EventUnited States President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
January 4th, 1974 (January 04 1974)BirthIan Moor, English singer
January 4th, 1973 (January 04 1973)BirthFrank Hoj, Danish cyclist
January 4th, 1973 (January 04 1973)BirthHarmony Korine, American film director and artist
January 4th, 1972 (January 04 1972)EventRose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London.
January 4th, 1972 (January 04 1972)BirthJames Longley, American documentary filmmaker
January 4th, 1971 (January 04 1971)BirthJunichi Kakizaki, Japanese artist, sculptor
January 4th, 1971 (January 04 1971)DeathArthur Ford, American clairaudient (born in 1896)
January 4th, 1970 (January 04 1970)BirthChris Kanyon, American professional wrestler
January 4th, 1970 (January 04 1970)DeathJean-Etienne Valluy, French general (born in 1899)
January 4th, 1969 (January 04 1969)DeathDaisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (born in 1908)
January 4th, 1968 (January 04 1968)BirthMike Wilpolt, Head Coach of the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League
January 4th, 1967 (January 04 1967)BirthDavid Berman, American poet and singer/songwriter (Silver Jews)
January 4th, 1967 (January 04 1967)BirthJohnny Nelson, English boxer
January 4th, 1967 (January 04 1967)BirthMarina Orsini, Canadian actress
January 4th, 1967 (January 04 1967)BirthDavid Toms, American professional golfer
January 4th, 1967 (January 04 1967)DeathDonald Campbell, English motorboat racer (born in 1921)
January 4th, 1966 (January 04 1966)BirthDeana Carter, American singer
January 4th, 1965 (January 04 1965)EventUnited States President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his "Great Society" during his State of the Union address.Lyndon Johnson Quotes
January 4th, 1965 (January 04 1965)BirthYvan Attal, French actor and director
January 4th, 1965 (January 04 1965)BirthGuy Forget, French tennis player
January 4th, 1965 (January 04 1965)BirthBeth Gibbons, English singer (Portishead)
January 4th, 1965 (January 04 1965)BirthCait O Riordan, British musician (The Pogues)
January 4th, 1965 (January 04 1965)BirthJulia Ormond, English actress
January 4th, 1965 (January 04 1965)DeathT. S. Eliot, American-born writer, Nobel laureate (born in 1888)
January 4th, 1963 (January 04 1963)BirthDave Foley, Canadian comedian and actor
January 4th, 1963 (January 04 1963)BirthTill Lindemann, German singer (Rammstein)
January 4th, 1962 (January 04 1962)EventNew York City introduces a train that operates without a crew on-board.
January 4th, 1962 (January 04 1962)BirthLaila Eloui, Egyptian actress
January 4th, 1962 (January 04 1962)BirthRobin Guthrie, Scottish guitarist (Cocteau Twins)
January 4th, 1962 (January 04 1962)BirthPeter Steele, American musician (Type O Negative)
January 4th, 1962 (January 04 1962)DeathHans Lammers, German SS officer (born in 1879)
January 4th, 1961 (January 04 1961)BirthLee Curreri, American actor
January 4th, 1961 (January 04 1961)DeathErwin Schrodinger, Austrian physicist, Nobel laureate (born in 1887)
January 4th, 1960 (January 04 1960)BirthMichael Stipe, American singer (R.E.M.)
January 4th, 1960 (January 04 1960)BirthApril Winchell, American actressApril Winchell Quotes
January 4th, 1960 (January 04 1960)DeathAlbert Camus, Algerian-born French philosopher and writer, Nobel laureate (born in 1913)Albert Camus Quotes
January 4th, 1959 (January 04 1959)EventLuna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.
January 4th, 1959 (January 04 1959)BirthYoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist
January 4th, 1958 (January 04 1958)EventSputnik 1 falls to Earth from its orbit (it was launched on October 4, 1957).
January 4th, 1958 (January 04 1958)BirthAndy Borowitz, American comedian and satirist
January 4th, 1958 (January 04 1958)BirthMatt Frewer, American actor
January 4th, 1958 (January 04 1958)BirthGary Jones, Welsh-born actor
January 4th, 1958 (January 04 1958)BirthJulian Sands, English actor Julian Quotes
January 4th, 1957 (January 04 1957)BirthPatty Loveless, American singer
January 4th, 1956 (January 04 1956)BirthNels Cline, American guitarist and composer
January 4th, 1956 (January 04 1956)BirthBernard Sumner, English musician (Joy Division, New Order, Electronic)
January 4th, 1955 (January 04 1955)BirthMark Hollis, English musician and composer (Talk Talk)
January 4th, 1954 (January 04 1954)BirthEugene Chadbourne, American composer and musician
January 4th, 1953 (January 04 1953)BirthNorberto Alonso, Argentine footballer
January 4th, 1951 (January 04 1951)EventKorean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul.
January 4th, 1951 (January 04 1951)BirthBarbara Cochran, American alpine skier
January 4th, 1950 (January 04 1950)BirthJohn Louis Evans, convicted murderer (died in 1983) Evans Quotes
January 4th, 1948 (January 04 1948)EventBurma regains its independence from the United Kingdom.
January 4th, 1948 (January 04 1948)BirthEugeniusz Wycislo, Polish politician
January 4th, 1947 (January 04 1947)BirthChris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
January 4th, 1947 (January 04 1947)BirthRick Stein, English chef and television presenter
January 4th, 1946 (January 04 1946)BirthSusannah McCorkle, American jazz singer (died in 2001)
January 4th, 1946 (January 04 1946)BirthArthur Conley, American singer (died in 2003)
January 4th, 1945 (January 04 1945)BirthVesa-Matti Loiri, Finnish entertainer
January 4th, 1945 (January 04 1945)BirthRichard R. Schrock, American chemist, Nobel laureate
January 4th, 1944 (January 04 1944)EventWorld War II: Operation Carpetbagger, involving the dropping of arms and supplies to resistance fighters in Europe, begins.
January 4th, 1944 (January 04 1944)EventWorld War II: The Battle of Monte Cassino begins.
January 4th, 1944 (January 04 1944)DeathKai Munk, Danish playwright, Lutheran pastor (born in 1898)
January 4th, 1943 (January 04 1943)BirthDoris Kearns Goodwin, American writer
January 4th, 1942 (January 04 1942)BirthJohn McLaughlin, English jazz guitarist
January 4th, 1941 (January 04 1941)BirthMaureen Reagan, American political activist (died in 2001)
January 4th, 1941 (January 04 1941)BirthGeorge Pan Cosmatos, Greek film director (died in 2005)
January 4th, 1941 (January 04 1941)BirthJohn Bennett Perry, American actor
January 4th, 1941 (January 04 1941)DeathHenri Bergson, French philosopher, Nobel laureate (born in 1859) Philo Quotes
January 4th, 1940 (January 04 1940)BirthHelmut Jahn, German architect
January 4th, 1940 (January 04 1940)BirthBrian David Josephson, Welsh physicist, Nobel laureate
January 4th, 1940 (January 04 1940)BirthGao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate
January 4th, 1937 (January 04 1937)BirthGrace Bumbry, American singer
January 4th, 1937 (January 04 1937)BirthDyan Cannon, American actress
January 4th, 1935 (January 04 1935)BirthFloyd Patterson, American boxer (died in 2006)
January 4th, 1934 (January 04 1934)BirthRudolf Schuster, President of Slovakia
January 4th, 1933 (January 04 1933)BirthIlia II Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia.
January 4th, 1932 (January 04 1932)BirthCarlos Saura, Spanish director
January 4th, 1931 (January 04 1931)BirthAdi Lady Lala Mara, First Lady of Fiji (died in 2004)
January 4th, 1931 (January 04 1931)BirthSir William Deane, Governor-General of Australia 1996-2001
January 4th, 1931 (January 04 1931)DeathArt Acord, American actor (born in 1890)
January 4th, 1930 (January 04 1930)BirthSorrell Booke, American actor (died in 1994)
January 4th, 1930 (January 04 1930)BirthDon Shula, American football coach
January 4th, 1929 (January 04 1929)BirthYayoi Kusama, Japanese artist, sculptor
January 4th, 1927 (January 04 1927)BirthPaul Desmarais, Canadian businessman
January 4th, 1927 (January 04 1927)BirthBarbara Rush, American actress
January 4th, 1925 (January 04 1925)BirthVeikko Hakulinen, Finnish cross-country skier (died in 2003)
January 4th, 1924 (January 04 1924)BirthSebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (died in 1993)
January 4th, 1924 (January 04 1924)DeathAlfred Grunfeld, Austrian pianist, composer (born in 1852)
January 4th, 1922 (January 04 1922)BirthRosalie Crutchley, English actress (died in 1997)
January 4th, 1920 (January 04 1920)BirthWilliam Colby, American CIA director (died in 1996)
January 4th, 1920 (January 04 1920)DeathBenito Perez Galdos, Spanish novelist (born in 1843)
January 4th, 1919 (January 04 1919)DeathGeorg von Hertling, Chancellor of Germany (born in 1843)
January 4th, 1916 (January 04 1916)BirthLionel Newman, American film music composer (died in 1989)
January 4th, 1916 (January 04 1916)BirthRobert Parrish, U.S. film editor and director (died in 1995)
January 4th, 1914 (January 04 1914)BirthHerman Franks, American baseball player
January 4th, 1913 (January 04 1913)BirthMalietoa Tanumafili II, Sovereign Ruler of Samoa (d.2007)
January 4th, 1912 (January 04 1912)EventThe Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal Charter.
January 4th, 1910 (January 04 1910)BirthArthur Villeneuve, Quebec painter (died in 1990)
January 4th, 1905 (January 04 1905)BirthSterling Holloway, American actor (died in 1992)
January 4th, 1903 (January 04 1903)EventTopsy, an elephant, was electrocuted by Thomas Edison during the War of Currents campaign.
January 4th, 1903 (January 04 1903)DeathGulstan Ropert, Roman Catholic prelate (born in 1839)
January 4th, 1903 (January 04 1903)DeathTopsy the elephant (born in circa 1875)
January 4th, 1902 (January 04 1902)BirthJohn McCone, CIA Director (died in 1991)
January 4th, 1901 (January 04 1901)BirthC. L. R. James, writer and journalist (died in 1989)C. L. R. James Quotes
January 4th, 1900 (January 04 1900)BirthJames Bond, American ornithologist (died in 1989)
January 4th, 1896 (January 04 1896)EventUtah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
January 4th, 1896 (January 04 1896)BirthEverett Dirksen, American politician (died in 1969)Everett Dirksen Quotes
January 4th, 1896 (January 04 1896)BirthAndre Masson, French artist (died in 1987)
January 4th, 1896 (January 04 1896)DeathJoseph Hubert Reinkens, German Old Catholic bishop (born in 1821)
January 4th, 1895 (January 04 1895)BirthLeroy Grumman, American industrialist (died in 1982)
January 4th, 1894 (January 04 1894)BirthManuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician (died in 1962)
January 4th, 1893 (January 04 1893)BirthYone Minagawa, Japanese, became worlds Oldest living person January 29, 2007. (died in Aug. 13, 2007)
January 4th, 1891 (January 04 1891)BirthEdward Brooker, Premier of Tasmania (died in 1948)
January 4th, 1891 (January 04 1891)DeathAntoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (born in 1833)
January 4th, 1885 (January 04 1885)EventThe first successful appendectomy is performed by William W. Grant on Mary Gartside.
January 4th, 1884 (January 04 1884)EventThe Fabian Society is founded in London.
January 4th, 1883 (January 04 1883)BirthMax Eastman, American writer (died in 1969)
January 4th, 1883 (January 04 1883)DeathAntoine Eugene Alfred Chanzy, French general (born in 1823)
January 4th, 1882 (January 04 1882)BirthAristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (died in 1943)
January 4th, 1882 (January 04 1882)DeathJohn William Draper, English scientist, photographer (born in 1811)
January 4th, 1881 (January 04 1881)BirthWilhelm Lehmbruck, German sculptor (died in 1919)
January 4th, 1878 (January 04 1878)EventSofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule.
January 4th, 1878 (January 04 1878)BirthAugustus John, Welsh painter (died in 1961)
January 4th, 1877 (January 04 1877)DeathCornelius Vanderbilt, American entrepreneur (born in 1794)
January 4th, 1874 (January 04 1874)BirthJosef Suk, Czech composer (died in 1935)
January 4th, 1874 (January 04 1874)DeathThomas Gregson, Premier of Tasmania (born in 1798)
January 4th, 1870 (January 04 1870)BirthPercy Pitt, English organist and conductor (died in 1932)
January 4th, 1869 (January 04 1869)BirthTommy Corcoran, American baseball player (died in 1960)
January 4th, 1865 (January 04 1865)EventThe New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City.
January 4th, 1863 (January 04 1863)DeathRoger Hanson, Confederate general (b.1827)
January 4th, 1854 (January 04 1854)EventThe McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang.
January 4th, 1848 (January 04 1848)BirthKatsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (died in 1913)
January 4th, 1847 (January 04 1847)EventSamuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.
January 4th, 1842 (January 04 1842)BirthFrederic T. Greenhalge, 38th Governor of Massachusetts (died in 1896)
January 4th, 1839 (January 04 1839)BirthCarl Humann, German engineer (died in 1896)
January 4th, 1838 (January 04 1838)BirthCharles Sherwood Stratton, American circus performer (died in 1883)
January 4th, 1832 (January 04 1832)BirthGeorge Tryon, British admiral (died in 1893)
January 4th, 1825 (January 04 1825)DeathKing Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (born in 1751)
January 4th, 1821 (January 04 1821)DeathElizabeth Ann Seton, American saint (born in 1774)
January 4th, 1813 (January 04 1813)BirthIsaac Pitman, English inventor (Pitman shorthand) (died in 1897)
January 4th, 1809 (January 04 1809)BirthLouis Braille, French teacher of the blind and inventor of braille (died in 1852)
January 4th, 1804 (January 04 1804)DeathCharlotte Lennox, English author and poet (bc. 1730)
January 4th, 1785 (January 04 1785)BirthJakob Grimm, German philologist and folklorist (died in 1863) Philo Quotes
January 4th, 1782 (January 04 1782)DeathAnge-Jacques Gabriel, French architect (born in 1698)
January 4th, 1773 (January 04 1773)DeathAnton Losenko, Russian painter (born in 1737)
January 4th, 1762 (January 04 1762)EventEngland declares war on Spain and Naples.
January 4th, 1761 (January 04 1761)DeathStephen Hales, English physiologist (born in 1677)
January 4th, 1752 (January 04 1752)DeathGabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (born in 1704)
January 4th, 1720 (January 04 1720)BirthJohann Friedrich Agricola, German composer (died in 1774)
January 4th, 1717 (January 04 1717)EventThe Netherlands, England, and France sign the Triple Alliance.
January 4th, 1710 (January 04 1710)BirthGiovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (died in 1736)
January 4th, 1698 (January 04 1698)EventMost of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire.
January 4th, 1695 (January 04 1695)DeathFrancois Henri de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxembourg, French general (born in 1628)
January 4th, 1672 (January 04 1672)BirthHugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (died in 1742)
January 4th, 1664 (January 04 1664)BirthLars Roberg, Swedish physician (died in 1742)
January 4th, 1643 (January 04 1643)BirthSir Isaac Newton, English mathematician and natural philosopher (died in 1727)Isaac Newton Quotes
January 4th, 1642 (January 04 1642)EventKing Charles I of England sends soldiers to arrest members of Parliament, commencing England s slide into civil war.
January 4th, 1584 (January 04 1584)DeathTobias Stimmer, Swiss painter and drawer (born in 1539)
January 4th, 1581 (January 04 1581)BirthJames Ussher, Irish Anglican archbishop (died in 1656)
January 4th, 1564 (January 04 1564)DeathHosokawa Ujitsuna, Japanese military commander (born in 1514)
January 4th, 1493 (January 04 1493)EventChristopher Columbus leaves the New World, ending his first journey.Christopher Columbus Quotes
January 4th, 1490 (January 04 1490)EventAnna of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of lese-majesty.
January 4th, 1428 (January 04 1428)DeathFrederick I, Elector of Saxony, The Warlike (born in 1370)
January 4th, 1334 (January 04 1334)BirthAmadeus VI of Savoy (died in 1383)
January 4th, 1248 (January 04 1248)DeathKing Sancho II of Portugal (born in 1207)
January 4th, 1077 (January 04 1077)BirthEmperor Zhezong of Song Dynasty in China (died in 1100)
January 4th, 0871 (January 04 0871)EventBattle of Reading: Ethelred of Wessex fights, and is defeated by, a Danish invasion army.

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