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

Events in History

Events 101 - 143 of 143

  • 1978 Pier 39 opens in San Francisco
  • 1978 Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I
  • 1979 Hugh Leonards "Life" premieres in Dublin
  • 1979 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1981 Meadowlands Arena opens in NJ
  • 1982 Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of German FR
  • 1983 Richard Noble reaches record 1019 kph in jet-powered car
  • 1985 Shi'ite Muslims claim to have killed hostage William Buckley
  • 1985 Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, USA.
  • 1986 Queen Beatrice installs dam at Oosterschelde
  • 1986 Rachel Oliver (Mass), 20, crowned 19th Miss Black America
  • 1987 Blues Jays lose final 7 games allowing Tigers to win AL pennant
  • 1987 James Jefferson of Winnipeg scores 2 TDs on interception returns without making an interception. (He scored on laterals)
  • 1987 "The Last Emperor" directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O'Toole premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival (Best Picture 1988)
  • 1988 Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid
  • 1989 Giants Will Clark hits 1st NLCS grand slam since 1977
  • 1989 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1990 Regional elections held, in what is East Germany
  • 1991 Delta Center in Salt Lake City Utah
  • 1991 Whiteland Janice, driven by Mike Lachance, wins Kentucky Futurity
  • 1991 The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.
  • 1992 1st time AL East & West champs have same record (96-66)-Tor & Oak
  • 1992 El Al cargo plane crashes at Amsterdam Bijlmer, 43 die
  • 1992 Miami Dolphin Louis Oliver returns record tying interception 103 yards
  • 1992 The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique.
  • 1993 Troops of pres Yelsin occupy Russian White House (parliament)
  • 1994 7.9 earthquake strikes Koerilen, flood kills 18+
  • 1994 Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting
  • 1994 Soyuz TM-20 launches
  • 1995 Jim Leyritz homers with a man on in 15th inning to give Yankees 2-0 Division Series lead over Mariners
  • 1996 BPAA US Bowling Open by Dave Husted
  • 1996 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Liz Johnson
  • 1996 Shahid Afridi scores century in 37 balls for Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  • 1997 Farm Aid 10 concert in Texas cancelled due to weak ticket sales and moved to Illinois
  • 1997 2nd largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company with $17.3 million in cash taken
  • 2001 Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev TU-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people are killed.
  • 2003 Maxim restaurant suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel: 21 Israelis, Jews and Arabs, are killed, and 51 others wounded.
  • 2004 SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight.
  • 2009 George Papandreou's Panhellenic Socialist Movement defeats Greece's governing New Democracy party in an electoral landslide.
  • 2011 US State Department lists Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (ISIL) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist with a $10 million reward for information leading to his capture
  • 2012 Turkey’s parliament approves cross-border military operations in Syria
  • 2012 19 people are killed after being buried by a landslide in Yunnan, China
  • 2012 Jordan’s King Abdullah dissolves parliament in preparation for new elections

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Deaths in History

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