On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 1986 Rachel Oliver (Mass), 20, crowned 19th Miss Black America
  • 1988 Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid
  • 1989 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1990 Regional elections held in 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Troops of President Boris Yeltsin occupy Russian White House (parliament)

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1994 7.9 earthquake strikes Koerilen, flood kills 18+
  • 1994 Soyuz TM-20 launches
  • 1996 BPAA US Bowling Open by Dave Husted
  • 1996 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Liz Johnson

  • 1997 Second 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.
  • 2003 Trainer Bobby Frankel saddles Sightseek to victory in the Beldame Stakes at Belmont Park; Frankel's 23rd Grade I stakes winner of the year, breaking D. Wayne Lukas' 1987 record of 22
  • 2004 SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight

CommunicationHistoric Communication

2006 WikiLeaks is launched, created by internet activist Julian Assange

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks Founder
Julian Assange
  • 2008 On This Day (then HistoryOrb.com) receives its first major overhaul and redesign

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2008 Mark Zuckerberg announces the appointment of Google executive Sheryl Sandberg as Facebook COO

Facebook Executive Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook Executive
Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • 2009 George Papandreou's Panhellenic Socialist Movement defeats Greece's governing New Democracy party in an electoral landslide.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Leader of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Leader of Islamic State
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
  • 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

Conference meetingConference of Interest

2017 UK Prime Minister Theresa May suffers a nightmare speech at Conservative National Conference as her voice fails, a prankster interrupts and the set collapses

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for their work on cryo-electron microscopy
  • 2019 Fuel subsidies end in Ecuador after four decades, prompting nationwide protests and President Lenín Moreno to declare 60-day state of emergency

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