December 04: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On December 4, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from throughout history. The 338th day of the Gregorian calendar is December 4. The inaugural edition of The Observer, the world’s first Sunday newspaper, was published on this day, as did the first edition of the Los Angeles Times, and the first Burger King debuted in Miami.

Sagittarius rules the 4th of December. Tyra Banks, Jay-Z, and Jeff Bridges all have famous birthdays. National Cookie Day is observed on December 4th.


(December 04, 1791)
The Observer, the world's first Sunday newspaper, publishes its debut edition. photo source:


(December 04, 1969)
Jay-Z, an American rapper and entrepreneur, was born. He was one of hip-most hop's important figures in the 1990s and early 2000s. photo source:

(December 04, 1996)
Mars Pathfinder, an unmanned spacecraft, was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to explore the surface of Mars. photo source:

(Died on December 04, 2017)
Shashi Kapoor, Indian actor (b. 1938).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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