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  • Fontainebleau, France
    Monday Apr 04, 1814

    Napoleon

    They confronted Napoleon

    Fontainebleau, France
    Monday Apr 04, 1814

    On 4 April, led by Michel Ney, they confronted Napoleon. Napoleon asserted the army would follow him, and Ney replied the army would follow its generals. While the ordinary soldiers and regimental officers wanted to fight on, without any senior officers or marshals any prospective invasion of Paris would have been impossible.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Apr 04, 1818

    Flag of the United States

    20 Stars

    U.S.
    Saturday Apr 04, 1818

    On April 4, 1818, a plan was passed by Congress at the suggestion of U.S. Naval Captain Samuel C. Reid in which the flag was changed to have 20 stars, with a new star to be added when each new state was admitted, but the number of stripes would be reduced to 13 so as to honor the original colonies.




  • Hungary
    Friday Apr 04, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    Sending South African General Jan Smuts To Hungary

    Hungary
    Friday Apr 04, 1919

    On 4 April, South African General Jan Smuts was sent to Hungary. He carried the proposition that the Hungarian communist government under Kun abide by the conditions previously presented to Károlyi in the Vix note. Smuts' mission also represented official recognition of the Kun communist government by the Allied council.




  • Pomerania, Danzig-West Prussia inside Germany
    Wednesday Apr 04, 1945

    World War II

    East Pomeranian Offensive

    Pomerania, Danzig-West Prussia inside Germany
    Wednesday Apr 04, 1945

    Soviets entered Pomerania. The offensive lasted from 24 February to 4 April 1945.




  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Monday Apr 04, 1949

    NATO Establishment

    The Signature of The North Atlantic Treaty

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Monday Apr 04, 1949

    Talks for a new military alliance which could also include North America resulted in the signature of the North Atlantic Treaty on 4 April 1949 by the member states of the Western Union plus the United States, Canada, Portugal, Italy, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.




  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 04, 1959

    Lucky Luciano

    Gambino became the most powerful

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 04, 1959

    On April 4, 1959, Genovese was convicted in New York of conspiracy to violate federal narcotics laws. Sent to prison for 15 years, Genovese tried to run his crime family from prison until his death in 1969. Meanwhile, Gambino now became the most powerful man in the Cosa Nostra.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 04, 1961

    John F. Kennedy

    Final Invasion Plan

    U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 04, 1961

    The Eisenhower administration had created a plan to overthrow Fidel Castro's regime in Cuba. Led by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), with help from the U.S. military, the plan was for an invasion of Cuba by a counter-revolutionary insurgency composed of U.S.-trained, anti-Castro Cuban exiles led by CIA paramilitary officers. The intention was to invade Cuba and instigate an uprising among the Cuban people, hoping to remove Castro from power. Kennedy approved the final invasion plan on April 4, 1961.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 04, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    The Bay of Pigs plan (Operation Zapata)

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 04, 1961

    On 4 April 1961, President Kennedy then approved the Bay of Pigs plan (also known as Operation Zapata), because it had a sufficiently long airfield, it was farther away from large groups of civilians than the Trinidad plan, and it was less "noisy" militarily, which would make denial of direct US involvement more plausible. The invasion landing area was changed to beaches bordering the Bahía de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs) in Las Villas Province.


  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 04, 1967

    Martin Luther King

    Opposition to the Vietnam War

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 04, 1967

    During an April 4, 1967, appearance at the New York City Riverside Church—exactly one year before his death—King delivered a speech titled "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence." He spoke strongly against the U.S.'s role in the war, arguing that the U.S. was in Vietnam "to occupy it as an American colony" and calling the U.S. government "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today".


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Apr 04, 1968

    Martin Luther King

    Assassination

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Apr 04, 1968

    The plan to set up a shantytown in Washington, D.C., was carried out soon after the April 4 assassination. Criticism of King's plan was subdued in the wake of his death, and the SCLC received an unprecedented wave of donations for the purpose of carrying it out. The campaign officially began in Memphis, on May 2, at the hotel where King was murdered.


  • 920 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 04, 1971

    Igor Stravinsky

    The Edema Returned

    920 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 04, 1971

    After a period of well being, the edema returned on 4 April and Vera insisted that medical equipment should be installed in the apartment.


  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
    Friday Apr 04, 1975

    Microsoft

    Establishment

    Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
    Friday Apr 04, 1975

    Gates and Allen officially established Microsoft on April 4, 1975, with Gates as the CEO. The original name of "Micro-Soft" (short for microcomputer software) was suggested by Allen.


  • Arica, Chile
    Sunday Apr 04, 1982

    Falklands War

    RFA Tidepool

    Arica, Chile
    Sunday Apr 04, 1982

    The Chilean government also allowed the United Kingdom to requisition the refueling vessel RFA Tidepool, which Chile had recently purchased and which had arrived at Arica in Chile on 4 April. The ship left port soon afterwards, bound for Ascention Island through the Panama Canal and stopping at Curacao en route.


  • France
    Sunday Apr 04, 1982

    Falklands War

    Conqueror

    France
    Sunday Apr 04, 1982

    The nuclear-powered submarine Conqueror set sail from France on 4 April, whilst the two aircraft carriers Invincible and Hermes, in the company of escort vessels, left Portsmouth only a day later.


  • Oxfordshire, England
    Tuesday Apr 04, 2000

    David Cameron

    PPC for Witney

    Oxfordshire, England
    Tuesday Apr 04, 2000

    On 4 April 2000, Cameron was selected as PPC for Witney in Oxfordshire.


  • China
    Friday Apr 04, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spreading through China: Releasing Data

    China
    Friday Apr 04, 2003

    A Chinese health specialist admitted at a press conference of not informing the public early enough about the outbreak. The PRC Health Minister also claimed that the disease has been under control in most parts of mainland China. He also released the names of seven drugs which he claimed to be effective in curing SARS.


  • Singapore
    Friday Apr 04, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spreading through Singapore: School Closure Extension

    Singapore
    Friday Apr 04, 2003

    On April 5, the Singapore government announced that school closures would be extended. Junior colleges were to reopen on April 9, secondary schools would reopen on April 14 and primary schools and pre-schools would reopen on April 16.


  • France
    Saturday Apr 04, 2009

    NATO Establishment

    The Return of France To Full Membership

    France
    Saturday Apr 04, 2009

    The policies of French President Nicolas Sarkozy resulted in a major reform of France's military position, culminating with the return to full membership on 4 April 2009, which also included France rejoining the NATO Military Command Structure, while maintaining an independent nuclear deterrent.


  • U.S.
    Monday Apr 04, 2011

    Barack Obama

    Reelection campaign for 2012

    U.S.
    Monday Apr 04, 2011

    On April 4, 2011, Obama announced his reelection campaign for 2012 in a video titled "It Begins with Us" that he posted on his website and filed election papers with the Federal Election Commission.


  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Monday Apr 04, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock and Cena Agreed to a Match at WrestleMania XXVIII

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Monday Apr 04, 2011

    The following night on Raw, The Rock and Cena agreed to a match at WrestleMania XXVIII the next year. They then worked together to fend off an attack by The Corre, which at the time consisted of Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, and Ezekiel Jackson.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 04, 2013

    Korean War

    The Potential use of a nuclear weapon

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 04, 2013

    Speaking on 4 April 2013, the US Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, informed the press that Pyongyang "formally informed" the Pentagon that it "ratified" the potential use of a nuclear weapon against South Korea, Japan and the United States of America, including Guam and Hawaii.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 04, 2019

    Jeff Bezos

    Divorce

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 04, 2019

    On April 4, 2019, the divorce was finalized (Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Tuttle).


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 04, 2019

    Facebook, Inc.

    Half a Billion Records of Facebook Users Were Found Exposed on Amazon Cloud Servers

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 04, 2019

    On 4 April 2019, half a billion records of Facebook users were found exposed on Amazon cloud servers, containing information about users’ friends, likes, groups, and checked-in locations, as well as “names, passwords and email addresses.


  • Italy
    Saturday Apr 04, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Italian high Fatality Rate.

    Italy
    Saturday Apr 04, 2020

    As of 4 April, there were 119,827 confirmed cases, 14,681 deaths, and 19,758 recoveries in Italy, with the majority of those cases occurring in the Lombardy region. A CNN report indicated that the combination of Italy's large elderly population and the inability to test all who have the virus to date may be contributing to the high fatality rate.


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