On this Day in History, October 4

Read the list below to learn about the events that happened on October 4 and made it to the books of history.

  • 1895 – First golf event opened in the U.S.
  • 1910 – The Flag of Bermuda adopted.
  • 1915 – The establishment of the Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado & Utah.
  • 1921 – League of Nations refused to assist starving Russians.
  • 1927 – Working on the face of Mount Rushmore begun in the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota.
  • 1940 –  Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini conferred at Brenner Pass in the Alps.
  • 1949 – The dedication of United Nations’ permanent NYC headquarters.
  • 1953 –  British runner Jim Peters set a world marathon record of 2:18:34.8 in Finland.
  • 1957 – The Soviet Union launched the world’s first artificial satellite.
  • 1965 – Pope Paul VI became the 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN).
  • 1969 – UN started issuing postage stamps at the Geneva headquarters.
  • 1971 – USSR performed an underground nuclear test.
  • 1985 – Free Software Foundation was founded in Massachusetts, USA.
  • 1988 – American basketball player Derrick Rose was born.
  • 1997 – Second-largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurred at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company with $17.3 million in cash stolen.
  • 1998 – Australian motorcycle racer Mick Doohan won the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island.
  • 2006 – WikiLeaks was created and launched by internet activist Julian Assange.
  • 2008Mark Zuckerberg announced the appointment of Google executive Sheryl Sandberg as Facebook COO.
  • 2011 – US State Department offered a $10 million reward for information leading to the capture of  Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who was listed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist.
  • 2017UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s voice failed leading to a nightmare speech at the Conservative National Conference.

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