- 1363 End of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, Chen Youliang, in one of the largest naval battles in history.
- 1537 The first complete English-language Bible (the Matthew Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale.
- 1883 Orient Express' 1st run, linking Turkey to Europe by rail
- 1900 In a final confrontation, some 4000 Ashantis are defeated by the British in Gold Coast (Ghana)
- 1957 USSR launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite
Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mt. Rushmore.
On October 4, 1927