is the 309th day of the year (310th in November 4 leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 56 days remaining until the end of the year.
1501 - Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII's wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII's older brother - they would later marry.
1576 - Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spain captures Antwerp (after three days the city was nearly destroyed).
1677 - The future Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange. They would later be known as William and Mary.
1737 - The Teatro di San Carlo is inaugurated.
1825 - The Erie Canal is completed with Governor DeWitt Clinton performing the Wedding of The Waters ceremony in New York Harbour.
1839 – The Newport Rising is the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain.
1852 - Count Camillo Benso di Cavour becomes the prime minister of Piedmont- Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy.
1861 - The University of Washington opens in Seattle, Washington as the Territorial University
1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Johnsonville - Confederate troops bombard a Union supply base and destroy millions of dollars in material.
1869 - The first issue of the scientific journal is published.
Nature 1889 - Menelek of Shoa obtains the allegiance of a large majority of the Ethiopian nobility, paving the way for him to be crowned emperor.
1890 - City & South London Railway: London's first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell.
1899 - Sigmund Freud's is published.
The Interpretation of Dreams 1918 - World War I: Austria-Hungary surrenders to Italy.
1918 - The German Revolution begins when 40,000 sailors take over the port in Kiel.
1921 - The Sturmabteilung or SA is formally formed by Adolf Hitler
1921 - Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo.
1921 - Italian unknown soldier is buried in the Altare della Patria ( Fatherland Altar ) in Rome.
1922 - In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to King Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
1924 - Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected as the first female governor in the United States.
1924 - Calvin Coolidge is elected the twenty-ninth President of the United States of America.
1927 - Frank Heath and his horse Gypsy Queen return to Washington, having completed a two-year journey of 11,356 miles to all 48 states.
1928 - Arnold Rothstein, New York City's most notorious gambler, is shot dead over a poker game.
1939 - World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the United States Customs Service to implement the Neutrality Act of 1939, allowing cash-and-carry purchases of weapons by belligerents.
1942 - World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein - Disobeying a direct order by Adolf Hitler, General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel leads his forces on a five-month retreat.
1945 - UNESCO is founded.
1948 - T. S. Eliot wins the Nobel Prize in Literature.
1952 - The United States government establishes the National Security Agency.
1952 - Dwight David Eisenhower is elected the thirty-fourth President of the United States of America.
1955 - The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven's after it was totally destroyed in Fidelio World War II.
1956 - Soviet troops enter Hungary to end the Hungarian revolution that started on October 23. Thousands are killed, more are wounded, and nearly a quarter million leave the country.
1960 - Filming wraps on , starring The Misfits Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable -- the last film for both.
1962 - In a test of the Nike-Hercules air defense missile, Shot Dominic-Tightrope is successfully detonated 69,000 feet above Johnston Island. It would also be the final atmospheric nuclear test ever conducted by the United States.
1966 - Two-thirds of Florence, Italy is submerged as the Arno rivers flood; considering also the contemporary flood of Po River in northern Italy, 113 people die, 30,000 are rendered homeless, and numerous Renaissance artworks and books are destroyed.
1970 - Vietnam War: Vietnamization - The United States turns control of the Binh Thuy Air Base in the Mekong Delta over to South Vietnam.
1970 - Genie, a 13 year old feral child was found in Los Angeles having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life.
1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins: Iranian people, mostly students, invade the United States embassy in Tehran and take 90 hostages (53 of whom are American).
1980 - Ronald Wilson Reagan is elected as the 40th President of the United States of America.
1984 - Dell is founded.
1984 - Sandinista Front wins the elections in Nicaragua.
1986 - Chief Justice Rose Bird and two colleagues are removed by the electorate from the Supreme Court of California for their opposition to capital punishment.
1989 - The congress of the Solidarity Party is inaugurated in Sweden. The congress decides, contrary to the proposal of the central committee, not to disband the party.
1993 - Jean Chrétien takes office as Prime Minister of Canada.
1993 - Bolivia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1993 - A series of fires destroy 1000 homes in southern California, causing between 500 million and 1 billion USD of damage. Half of the fires turn out to be arson.
1993 - A China Airlines Boeing 747 overran Runway 13 at Hong Kong's Kai Tak International Airport while landing during a typhoon, injuring 22 people.
1994 - San Francisco: First conference that focusses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.
1995 - Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by an extreme right-wing Israeli.
2001 - Hurricane Michelle hits Cuba, destroying crops and thousands of homes.
2001 - The Police Service of Northern Ireland is established.
2002 - Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress
2003 - The most powerful solar flare as observed by satellite instrumentation is recorded.
2003 - Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy becomes the first person indicted under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He was eventually acquitted.
2004 - 12 French soldiers, 3 UN personnel and hundreds of civilians die during the Côte d'Ivoire civil war.
1448 - King Alphonso II of Naples (d. 1495)
1470 - King Edward V of England, one of the two princes in the Tower
1575 - Guido Reni, Italian painter (d. 1642)
1631 - Mary of Orange, eldest daughter of Charles I of England and mother of William III of England (d. 1660)
1661 - Karl III Philip (d. 1742)
1740 - Augustus Montague Toplady, English author of hymn " Rock of Ages" (d. 1778)
1765 - Pierre Girard, French mathematician (d. 1836)
1809 - Benjamin Robbins Curtis, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1874)
1816 - Stephen Johnson Field, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1899)
1836 - Henry J. Lutcher, American businessman (d. 1912)
1845 - Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, Indian revolutionary (d. 1883)
1868 - Carolina Otero, a.k.a La Belle Otero, Spanish actress, singer and courtesan (d. 1965)
1874 - Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak, Russian military commander (d. 1920)
1879 - Will Rogers, American humorist (d. 1935)
1883 - Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek general (d. 1953)
1884 - Harry Ferguson, Northern Irish aviator and inventor (d. 1960)
1890 - Alfred Henschke, ps. Klabund, German writer and poet (d. 1928)
1899 - Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (d. 1985)
1900 - Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu, Romanian communist activist and sociologist (d. 1954)
1901 - Princess Bang-ja of Korea (d. 1989)
1901 - Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (d. 1974)
1904 - Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist (d. 1967)
1908 - Józef Rotblat, Polish physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2005)
1908 - Stanley Cortez, American cinematographer (d. 1997)
1909 - Skeeter Webb, American baseball player (d. 1986)
1909 - Bert Patenaude, American soccer player (d. 1974)
1912 - Vadim Salmanov, Russian composer (d. 1978)
1913 - Gig Young, American actor (d. 1978)
1916 - Walter Cronkite, American news broadcaster
1918 - Art Carney, American actor (d. 2003)
1918 - Cameron Mitchell, American actor (d. 1994)
1919 - Martin Balsam, American actor (d. 1996)
1922 - Benno Besson, Swiss actor (d. 2006)
1923 - Freddy Heineken, Dutch businessman (d. 2002)
1924 - Howie Meeker, Canadian ice hockey player and politician
1930 - Doris Roberts, American actress
1930 - Dick Groat, American baseball player
1932 - Thomas Klestil, President of Austria (d. 2004)
1933 - Tito Francona, American baseball player
1936 - C. K. Williams, American poet
1937 - Loretta Swit, American actress
1937 - Michael Wilson, Canadian politician
1940 - Delbert McClinton, American musician
1943 - Marlène Jobert, French actress
1943 - Clark Graebner, American tennis player
1944 - Scherrie Payne, American singer ( The Supremes)
1944 - Linda Gary, American voice actress (d. 1995)
1946 - Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States
1946 - Frederick Elmes, American cinematographer
1946 - Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer (d. 1989)
1950 - Charles Frazier, American author
1950 - Markie Post, American actress
1951 - Traian Băsescu, President of Romania
1951 - Cosey Fanni Tutti, English performance artist ( Throbbing Gristle, Chris and Cosey)
1953 - Carlos Gutierrez, American politician
1953 - Jacques Villeneuve, Canadian racing driver
1953 - Dr. Marvel Williamson, American educator
1954 - Chris Difford, English musician and songwriter
1955 - Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland
1956 - Jordan Rudess, American musician ( Dream Theater)
1956 - James Honeyman-Scott, English guitarist ( The Pretenders) (d. 1982)
1960 - Marc Awodey, American artist and writer
1960 - Frl. Menke, German pop singer of the Neue Deutsche Welle
1961 - Kathy Griffin, American comedian
1961 - Daron Hagen, American composer
1961 - Edward Knight, American composer
1961 - Ralph Macchio, American actor
1961 - Les Sampou, American musician
1961 - Nigel Worthington, Northern Irish footballer
1962 - Jeff Probst, American television host
1963 - Marc Déry, Québécois singer and guitarist ( Zébulon)
1963 - Rosario Flores, Spanish singer and actress
1963 - Michel Therrien, Canadian ice hockey coach
1965 - Malandra Burrows, English actress and singer
1965 - Tomoaki Ishizuka "Pata", Japanese musician
1965 - Wayne Static, American musician ( Static-X)
1965 - Jeff Scott Soto, American musician ( Yngwie Malmsteen Band, Journey)
1967 - Eric Karros, American baseball player
1968 - Carlos Baerga, Puerto Rican baseball player
1969 - Matthew McConaughey, American actor
1969 - Sean "Diddy" Combs, American rapper
1972 - Luís Figo, Portuguese footballer
1972 - Tabassum Hashmi, Indian actress
1974 - Cedric Bixler-Zavala, American musician ( At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta)
1975 - Eric Fichaud, Canadian ice hockey player
1975 - Eduard Kokcharov, Russian handball player
1975 - Curtis Stone, Australian chef and television personality
1975 - Heather Tom, American actress
1976 - Bruno Junqueira, Brazilian racing driver
1976 - Mario Melchiot, Dutch footballer
1977 - Larry Bigbie, American baseball player
1977 - So Ji-sub, South Korean swimmer, model and actor
1978 - Carmen Cali, American baseball player
1978 - John Grabow, American baseball player
1979 - Audrey Hollander, American pornographic actress
1979 - Trishelle Cannatella, American reality tv castmember and model
1979 - Jesse Camp, former MTV veejay
1980 - Marcy Rylan, American actress
1980 - Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1980 - Richard Owens, American football player
1980 - Sabrina Colie, Jamaican Actress
1982 - Devin Hester, American football player
1985 - Marcell Jansen, German footballer
1986 - Alexz Johnson, Canadian singer and actress
1986 - Adrian Zaugg, South African racing driver
1990 - Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Canadian actor
1254 - John III Ducas Vatatzes, Emperor of the Nicaea (b. circa 1192).
1411 - Khalil Sultan, ruler of Transoxonia (b. 1384)
1652 - Jean-Charles de la Faille, Flemish mathematician (b. 1597)
1669 - Johannes Cocceius, Dutch theologian (b. 1603)
1698 - Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician and mathematician (b. 1625)
1702 - John Benbow, English admiral (b. 1653)
1704 - Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (b. 1654)
1781 - Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (b. 1721)
1801 - William Shippen, American physician and delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1712)
1847 - Felix Mendelssohn, German composer (b. 1809)
1856 - Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (b. 1797)
1893 - Pierre Tirard, French politician (b. 1827)
1906 - John H. Ketcham, American politician (b. 1832)
1918 - Wilfred Owen, English poet (b. 1893)
1924 - Gabriel Fauré, French composer (b. 1845)
1924 - Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1843)
1928 - Arnold Rothstein, American gambler (b. 1882)
1930 - Buddy Bolden, American musician (b. 1877)
1950 - Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player (b. 1887)
1955 - Cy Young, American baseball player (b. 1867)
1957 - Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1897)
1968 - Michel Kikoine, Belarusian painter (b. 1892)
1974 - Bert Patenaude, American soccer player (b. 1909)
1980 - Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (b. 1905)
1982 - Dominique Dunne, American actress (b. 1959)
1986 - Kurt Hirsch, German mathematician (b. 1906)
1987 - Shaike Ofir, Israeli actor (b. 1929)
1994 - Fred Sonic Smith, American guitar player MC5 (b. 1949)
1995 - Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli politician; recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1922)
1995 - Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher (b. 1925)
1997 - H. Richard Hornberger, American writer (b. 1924)
1999 - Malcolm Marshall, Barbadian West Indies cricketer (b. 1958)
2003 - Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (b. 1923)
2003 - Ken Gampu, South African actor (b. 1929)
2005 - Nadia Anjuman, Afghan poet and journalist (b. 1980)
2005 - Sheree North, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
2006 - Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American memoirist ( ) (b. Cheaper by the Dozen 1908)
2006 - Frank Arthur Calder, Canadian politician (b. 1915)
2007 - Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
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63 Familypedia people were born on November 4
66 Familypedia people died on November 4
63 Familypedia people were first married on November 4