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4 November

1333 – Italy – Florence damaged by river Arno flooding. http://www.florencedailynews.com/2015/11/04/the-first-great-flood-of-arno-today-in-1333/

1429 – France – Siege of Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier ended (Armagnac-Burgundian Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Saint-Pierre-le-Mo%C3%BBtier

1576 – Belgium – Sack of Antwerp (Eight Years’ War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sack_of_Antwerp

1737 – Italy – The Real Teatro di San Carlo opened. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teatro_di_San_Carlo


1780 – Peru – Rebellion of Túpac Amaru II began. https://youtu.be/HUF4IrMKnD8 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebellion_of_T%C3%BApac_Amaru_II


1791 – USA – St. Clair’s Defeat (American Indian Wars). https://youtu.be/aFqAHxFuyIw https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Clair%27s_Defeat

1798 – Greece – Siege of Corfu began (War of the Second Coalition). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Corfu_(1798%E2%80%9399)


1839 – Wales – Newport Rising. https://youtu.be/RZb6Ez0A_Kc https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newport_Rising

1847 – UK – Sir James Young Simpson discovers anaesthetic properties of chloroform. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Young_Simpson


1864 – USA – Battle of Johnsonville began (American Civil War). https://youtu.be/PoutS1Io8jU https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Johnsonville

1890 – UK – London’s first tube railway opened between King William Street and Stockwell. http://www.engineering-timelines.com/scripts/engineeringItem.asp?id=1030

1921 – Japan – Prime Minister Hara Takashi assassinated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hara_Takashi

1921 – Italy – Italian unknown soldier buried in Rome. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altare_della_Patria#Unknown_soldier


1922 – Egypt – Archaeologist Howard Carter discovered entrance to Tutankhamun’s tomb in Valley of the Kings. https://youtu.be/7ZWB5-aXMXQ    http://www.oldmagazinearticles.com/King_Tut_tomb_discovery_article_1923#.Vjcir9Inzcu http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/tut.htm

1924 – UK – Stanley Baldwin became Prime Minister (Conservative). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/stanley-baldwin

1927 – USA – Earthquake measuring 7.1Mw, epicentre offshore Lompoc, California. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/events/1927_11_04.php

1938 – UK – Jersey Airways plane crashed at Jersey State Airport, 14 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19381104-0

1940 – USA – United Air Lines plane crashed near Canterville, UT, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19401104-0

1940 – Bolivia – LAB plane crashed at Rincon del Tigre, Chiquitos, 14 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19401104-1

1942 – Solomon Islands – Matanikau Offensive ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matanikau_Offensive

1943 – Morocco – US Navy plane crashed at Port Lyautey NAS, 6 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431104-2

1944 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Bochum (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1944 – USA – TWA Flight 8 crashed near Hanford, CA, 24 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441104-0

1948 – USA – Pacific Alaska Air Express plane missing off Cape Spencer, AK, 17 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19481104-0

1949 – USA – Harrington Inc plane crashed at Akron/Canton Airport, OH, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19491104-0

1952 – USSR – Earthquake measuring 8.2Mw, epicentre in Kamchatka, followed by tsunami. http://www.bom.gov.au/tsunami/history/1952.shtml

1953 – USSR – Aeroflot plane crashed near Magsgachi Airport, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19531104-0

1955 – USA – USAF plane crashed off Holyoke, MA, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19551104-0


1962 – USA – Operation Fishbowl nuclear tests ended. https://youtu.be/WA4-tdBCmBg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Fishbowl#Continuation_of_the_Fishbowl_series


1966 – Italy – Arno River flooded Florence to max. depth of 6.7m (22ft). https://youtu.be/LvI6JDxjKx4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_flood_of_the_Arno_River

1967 – UK – Iberian Airlines Flight 062 crashed at Black Down Hill, Sussex, 37 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19671104-1

1968 – Israel – Paralympic III Summer Games Opening Ceremony in Tel Aviv. http://www.paralympic.org/tel-aviv-1968


1970 – USA – Feral child Genie found in Los Angeles. https://youtu.be/VjZolHCrC8E  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genie_(feral_child)


1979 – Iran – Iran Hostage Crisis began. https://youtu.be/cMDYFSjxrCQ WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_hostage_crisis

1993 – Hong Kong – China Airlines Flight 605 crashed at Kai Tak Airport. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19931104-0

1995 – Israel – Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin assassinated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yitzhak_Rabin


2003 – USA – Cedar fire in California ended, 15 killed. https://youtu.be/MZKZqi5iYS8 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Fire


2008 – Mexico – Mexican Government plane crashed near Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport, 16 killed. https://youtu.be/Rs0Lc9Dqfq0 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20081104-0

2010 – Cuba – Aero Caribbean Flight 883 crashed in Sancti Spiritus, 68 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20101104-0

2015 – South Sudan – Allied Services Ltd plane crashed near Juba Airport, 41 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20151104-0

2015 – Pakistan – Lahore factory collapse, 45 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-34729589

York

1988 – Dedication Service of Restored Vault & Roof of South Transept, York Minster. http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/indepth/queens_visit/stories/9626905.November_4__1988__The_Queen_visits_to_rededicate_York_Minsters_Rose_Window/