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

Events in History

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  • 1981 Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart" premieres in NYC
  • 1981 Columbia shuttle launch scrubbed with 31 secs remaining
  • 1981 Dr George Nichopoulas is acquitted of overprescribing addictive drugs for Elvis Presley
  • 1982 Ruud Lubbers becomes Dutch premier
  • 1983 Bomb attack on Israeli headquarter in Tyrus Lebanon, 60 killed
  • 1984 Nicaragua holds first free elections in 56 years; Sandinistas win 63%
  • 1987 Lisa Steinberg, battered into coma by her adoptive father Joel
  • 1989 Rene Muawad elected president of Lebanon
  • 1989 The congress of the Solidarity Party is inaugurated in Sweden. The congress decides, contrary to the proposal of the central committee, not to disband the party.
  • 1990 20th NYC Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45
  • 1990 Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war"
  • 1990 US Secretary of State James Baker visits American troops in Saudi Arabia
  • 1991 Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid Spain

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1991 Imelda Marcos returns from exile to the Philippines and was arrested the next day for tax fraud and corruption. She was then released on $6,400 bail.

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
  • 1993 Bolivia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty

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1993 Jean Chretien is appointed the Prime Minister of Canada by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien
  • 1994 Soyuz TM-20 lands in Kazahkstan
  • 1994 San Francisco: First conference that focusses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.
  • 2002 Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress
  • 2003 The most powerful solar flare as observed by satellite instrumentation is recorded.
  • 2003 Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy becomes the first person indicted under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He was eventually acquitted.
  • 2003 "Shock'n Y'all" 8th studio album by Toby Keith is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2004)
  • 2004 12 French soldiers, 3 UN personnel and hundreds of civilians die during the Côte d'Ivoire civil war.

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2008 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2012 Bishop Tawadros appointed as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church
  • 2012 Kimi Raikkonen wins Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2012
  • 2012 Syrian rebels capture a major oil field in Deir ez-Zor Governorate
  • 2014 The US votes in mid-term elections: Republicans retain the house & regain the Senate
  • 2014 Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko orderes army reinforcements to key southern and eastern cities to combat potential rebel offensive
  • 2014 The body of the last missing victim is found on board the wrecked Costa Concordia, during its dismantling in Genoa
  • 2014 Tim Scott becomes the first African-American Senator in the south since the Reconstruction
  • 2014 Protectionist wins the 2014 Melbourne Cup
  • 2015 Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta announces his resignation after protests over a Bucharest nightclub fire that killed 32

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2015 Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister with a cabinet split equally between men and woman

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau
  • 2015 Plane crashes after take-off from Juba international airport, South Sudan, killing 37, 1 year old survives in father's arms
  • 2016 Paris Agreement on climate change becomes effective

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