On This Day in History for January 4 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 129 of 129

  • 1986 David Boon's second Test century, 131 v India at Adelaide
  • 1987 16 die in a train crash in Chase Md
  • 1989 Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion
  • 1989 US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 George H. W. Bush is 1st Vice President since Martin Van Buren to declare himself President of the United States

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren
  • 1990 307 dead and 700 injured after overloaded passenger train collides with empty freight train in Pakistan
  • 1991 AT&T workers in Newark accidentally snap a cable
  • 1991 Iraq agrees to send Aziz to Geneva to meet Baker on Jan 9th
  • 1991 Jan Krzystof Bielecki becomes premier of Poland
  • 1995 Newt Gingrich (R) becomes speaker of the US House of Representatives
  • 1998 Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.
  • 1998 A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.
  • 1999 Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.
  • 1999 Gunmen open fire on Shiite Muslims worshipping in an Islamabad mosque, killing 16 people and injuring 25.
  • 2000 After 2 months, Catherine Hartley and Fiona Thornewill, reach the South Poll, the same day as Sir Edmund Hillary 48 years before
  • 2000 19 are killed after two trains collide in Asta, Norway
  • 2004 Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.
  • 2004 Mikheil Saakashvili is elected President of Georgia
  • 2006 Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
  • 2007 The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
  • 2010 The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed HIV infection from its list of communicable diseases of public health significance.
  • 2010 The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, officially opens in Dubai
  • 2013 9 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
  • 2013 8 people are killed by a gunman in Kawit, the Philippines
  • 2013 6 people are killed a 2 are seriously injured after a snowmobile veers off a ski slope on Mt Cermis, Italy
  • 2013 3 people are killed after a Beechcraft BE35 crashes into a house in Florida
  • 2014 14 people are killed after a three-story building construction site collapses in Goa, India
  • 2015 Gary Anderson of Scotland wins the PDC World Darts Championship
  • 2016 Colombo's Gemology Institute certifies world's largest ever blue star sapphire at 1404.49 carats, found in a Sri Lankan mine in August 2015

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 113 of 113

  • 2008 Joyce Carlson, American artist (b. 1923)
  • 2008 Xavier Chamorro Cardenal, Nicaraguan print editor (b. 1932)
  • 2008 Jimmy Nah, Singapore celebrity (b. 1968)
  • 2010 Johan Ferrier, Surinamian politician (b. 1910)
  • 2010 Casey Johnson, American heiress and socialite (b. 1979)
  • 2010 Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (b. 1916)
  • 2011 Dick King-Smith English Author (b. 1922)
  • 2012 Eve Arnold, American photojournalist, dies at 99
  • 2012 Ruben Ayala, American politician (California State Senator 1974-1998), dies of natural cause at 89
  • 2012 James Crow, American geneticist, dies at 95
  • 2012 Gatewood Galbraith, [Louis], lawyer, American political activist, iconic Kentucky political figure, dies from pneumonia at 64
  • 2012 Rod Robbie, Canadian architect and planner, dies at 83
  • 2013 Yevgeny Pepelyaev, Soviet fighter pilot, dies at 94