November 04: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On November 4, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The Gregorian calendar’s 308th day is November 4th. On this day, Barack Obama became the first African-American President of the United States; the Netherlands declared the first “Car Free Sunday,” allowing only cyclists and roller skaters to use the roads; and Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi was assassinated in Tokyo.

Scorpio is the zodiac sign for November 4th. Sean “Puffy” Combs and Matthew McConaughey both have November 4th birthdays. It’s Daylight Savings Time and National Candy Day today.


(November 04, 1922)
The entrance to Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings is discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men in Egypt. photo source:


(November 04, 1980)
Ronald Reagan, a conservative Republican, was elected President of the United States, defeating incumbent Jimmy Carter. photo source:

(November 04, 1995)
Yitzhak Rabin, co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 with Shimon Peres and Ysir Araft, was assassinated by a Jewish extremist while attending a peace demonstration on this day in 1995. photo source:

(November 04, 2001)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first film version of J.K. Rowling's best-selling Harry Potter series, premiered in London. photo source:

(November 04, 2008)
Barack Obama, a Democratic politician, was elected the first African American president of the United States. photo source:

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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