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  • Delaware river, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 04, 1777

    George Washington

    Returned to New Jersey

    Delaware river, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 04, 1777

    Washington retreated across the Delaware to Pennsylvania but returned to New Jersey on January 3, launching an attack on British regulars at Princeton, with 40 Americans killed or wounded and 273 British killed or captured.




  • Paris, France
    Sunday Jan 04, 1914

    Mona Lisa

    Returned to the Louvre

    Paris, France
    Sunday Jan 04, 1914

    Peruggia was an Italian patriot who believed that Leonardo's painting should have been returned to an Italian museum. Peruggia may have been motivated by an associate whose copies of the original would significantly rise in value after the painting's theft. After having kept the Mona Lisa in his apartment for two years, Peruggia grew impatient and was caught when he attempted to sell it to Giovanni Poggi, director of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. It was exhibited in the Uffizi Gallery for over two weeks and returned to the Louvre on 4 January 1914.




  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Friday Jan 04, 1918

    Vladimir Lenin

    Unsuccessful assassination

    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Friday Jan 04, 1918

    In January 1918, he survived an assassination attempt in Petrograd; Fritz Platten, who was with Lenin at the time, shielded him and was injured by a bullet.




  • U.S.S.R.
    Thursday Jan 04, 1923

    Vladimir Lenin

    Retirement

    U.S.S.R.
    Thursday Jan 04, 1923

    Despite suffering from semi-paralysis, Lenin dictates a series of articles and his political "Testament" to his secretary, finishing on January 4, 1923. The "Testament" describes his fear that the party will destabilize under the leadership of Trotsky and Joseph Stalin, who is rapidly consolidating power as general secretary.




  • Germany
    Sunday Jan 04, 1925

    Adolf Hitler

    A Meeting with the Prime Minister of Bavaria

    Germany
    Sunday Jan 04, 1925

    In a meeting with the Prime Minister of Bavaria Heinrich Held on 4 January 1925, Hitler agreed to respect the state's authority and promised that he would seek political power only through the democratic process.




  • Myanmar
    Sunday Jan 04, 1948

    Conflict in Myanmar

    Independence from the United Kingdom

    Myanmar
    Sunday Jan 04, 1948

    On 4 January 1948, Myanmar gained independence from the United Kingdom. The communists and the ethnic minorities in the country were dissatisfied with the newly formed government, believing that they were being unfairly excluded from governing the country.




  • Seoul, South Korea
    Thursday Jan 04, 1951

    Korean War

    The PVA and KPA to capture Seoul

    Seoul, South Korea
    Thursday Jan 04, 1951

    The offensive overwhelmed UN forces, allowing the PVA and KPA to capture Seoul for the second time on 4 January 1951.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 04, 1954

    Frank Sinatra

    Sinatra's first album for Capitol

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 04, 1954

    Sinatra's first album for Capitol, Songs for Young Lovers, was released on January 4, 1954, and included "A Foggy Day", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "My Funny Valentine", "Violets for Your Furs" and "They Can't Take That Away from Me", songs which became staples of his later concerts.


  • Los Angeles, California, USA
    Monday Jan 04, 1954

    Marilyn Monroe

    The Suspension

    Los Angeles, California, USA
    Monday Jan 04, 1954

    When she refused to begin shooting yet another musical comedy, a film version of The Girl in Pink Tights, which was to co-star Frank Sinatra, the studio suspended her on January 4, 1954, but she reached a settlement with the studio in March: it included a new contract to be made later in the year


  • South Vietnam
    Friday Jan 04, 1974

    Vietnam War

    President Thieu announced that the war had restarted

    South Vietnam
    Friday Jan 04, 1974

    After two clashes that left 55 South Vietnamese soldiers dead, President Thieu announced on 4 January 1974, that the war had restarted and that the Paris Peace Accord was no longer in effect. This was despite there being over 25,000 South Vietnamese casualties during the ceasefire period.


  • Dezful, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Sunday Jan 04, 1981

    Iran–Iraq War

    The Battle of Dezful

    Dezful, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Sunday Jan 04, 1981

    In Battle of Dezful, the Iranian armoured divisions were nearly wiped out in one of the biggest tank battles of the war. When the Iranian tanks tried to manoeuvre, they became stuck in the mud of the marshes, and many tanks were abandoned. The Iraqis lost 45 T-55 and T-62 tanks, while the Iranians lost 100–200 Chieftain and M-60 tanks. Reporters counted roughly 150 destroyed or deserted Iranian tanks , and also 40 Iraqi tanks. 141 Iranians were killed during the battle.


  • Dezful, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Sunday Jan 04, 1981

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Nasr

    Dezful, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Sunday Jan 04, 1981

    On 5 January 1981, Iran had reorganised its forces enough to launch a large-scale offensive, Operation Nasr (Victory).


  • Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Jan 04, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    Mankind Defeated the Rock

    Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Jan 04, 1999

    The Rock continued to feud with Mankind over the WWF Championship, which was traded back and forth between them. First, in the main event of the January 4, 1999 episode of Raw Is War, Mankind defeated The Rock after interference from Stone Cold Steve Austin.


  • Poland
    Thursday Jan 04, 2007

    Visa Inc.

    Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection fined twenty banks a total of PLN 164 million (about $56 million) for jointly setting MasterCard's and Visa's interchange fees

    Poland
    Thursday Jan 04, 2007

    The antitrust authorities of EU Member States other than the United Kingdom are also investigating MasterCard's and Visa's interchange fees. For example, on January 4, 2007, the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection fined twenty banks a total of PLN 164 million (about $56 million) for jointly setting MasterCard's and Visa's interchange fees.


  • Colombia
    Friday Jan 04, 2008

    Colombian conflict

    The Results of a Mitochondrial DNA Test For Emmanuel

    Colombia
    Friday Jan 04, 2008

    On January 4, 2008, the results of a mitochondrial DNA test, comparing the child's DNA with that of his potential grandmother Clara de Rojas, were revealed by the Colombian government. It was reported that there was a very high probability that the boy was indeed part of the Rojas family.The same day, FARC released a communique in which they admitted that Emmanuel had been taken to Bogotá and "left in the care of honest persons" for safety reasons until a humanitarian exchange took place. The group accused President Uribe of "kidnapping" the child in order to sabotage his liberation.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Monday Jan 04, 2016

    Zinedine Zidane

    The Manager of Real Madrid

    Madrid, Spain
    Monday Jan 04, 2016

    On 4 January 2016, Real Madrid announced the dismissal of manager Rafael Benítez and on the same day Zidane was appointed the new manager of the club on a two-and-a-half-year deal.


  • Baghdad, Iraq
    Saturday Jan 04, 2020

    Qasem Soleimani

    Funeral

    Baghdad, Iraq
    Saturday Jan 04, 2020

    On 4 January, a funeral procession for Soleimani was held in Baghdad with thousands of mourners in attendance, waving Iraqi and militia flags and chanting "death to America, death to Israel". The procession started at the Al-Kadhimiya Mosque in Baghdad. Iraq's prime minister, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, and leaders of Iran-backed militias attended the funeral procession. Soleimani's remains were taken to the holy Shia cities of Karbala and Najaf.


  • Baghdad, Iraq
    Saturday Jan 04, 2020

    Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis

    Funeral

    Baghdad, Iraq
    Saturday Jan 04, 2020

    On 4 January, a funeral procession for Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Soleimani was held in Baghdad with thousands of mourners in attendance, waving Iraqi and militia flags and chanting "death to America, death to Israel". The procession started at the Al-Kadhimiya Mosque in Baghdad. Iraq's prime minister, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, and leaders of Iran-backed militias attended the funeral procession.


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