What Happened on November 4, 2014

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Protectionist wins the 2014 Melbourne Cup
  • The body of the last missing victim is found on board the wrecked Costa Concordia, during its dismantling in Genoa
  • The US votes in mid-term elections: Republicans retain the house & regain the Senate
  • Tim Scott becomes the first African-American Senator in the south since the Reconstruction
  • Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko orderes army reinforcements to key southern and eastern cities to combat potential rebel offensive

Famous Deaths

  • Acker Bilk, English clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, dies at 85