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This Day in History: October 4

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

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1535 - The first complete English-language Bible (the Coverdale Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale.
  2. 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.
  3. 1927 - Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.
  4. 1941 - Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
  5. 1957 - Space Race: Launch of Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
  6. 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

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

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Click Here for Tomorrow in History: October 5

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