October 4: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1535 - The first complete English-language Bible (the Coverdale Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale.
- 1582 - Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.
- 1927 - Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.
- 1941 - Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
- 1957 - Space Race: Launch of Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
- Famous Birthdays: Derrick Rose (American basketball player), H. Rap Brown (American civil rights activist), Anne Rice (American novelist), Kurt Wüthrich (Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate), King Louis X of France
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