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This Day in History: November 4

November 4: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1429 - Joan of Arc liberates Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier.
  2. 1677 - The future Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange. They would later jointly reign as William and Mary.
  3. 1922 - In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
  4. 1960 - At the Kasakela Chimpanzee Community in Tanzania, Dr. Jane Goodall observes chimpanzees creating tools, the first-ever observation in non-human animals.
  5. 2008 - Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Pierre-Simon Girard (French mathematician), Anna Bayerová (Czech physician), Harry Ferguson (Irish engineer, invented the Tractor), Evelyn Bryan Johnson (American pilot), Ruth Handler (American businesswoman, created Barbie)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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