On This Day In History, 4 November


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World Events Today

  • The Prince of Wales opened London’s first deep level tube station, Stockwell, in South London today in 1890
  • The British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen today in 1922
  • The Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by an extremist named Yigal Amir today in 1995

Entertainment Events Today

  • Whilst performing at the Royal Variety Performance today in 1963, John Lennon announced, “For our last number, I’d like to ask your help, will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands, and for the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry”
  • The British girl band The Spice Girls released their debut album Spice today in 1996 in the UK

Family Events Today

  • Abraham Lincoln, who would go on to be the President of the United States, married Mary Todd today in 1842 in Springfield, Illinois
  • The American author Ernest Hemingway divorced his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer, today in 1940, he married Martha Gellhorn soon after
  • Sean John Combs, better known as Puff Daddy, was born today in 1969 in New York City

Main Event Today

  • UNESCO, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, was formed today in 1946

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Chicken Lady Day

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