This was 339th day of the year and 27 days remained in the year.

December 4 Birthdays

Francisco Franco
1892–1975, Spanish general and leader.

John Cotton
clergyman (1584)

Thomas Carlyle
essayist, historian (1795)

Lillian Russell
soprano (1861)

Edith Cavell
nurse (1865)

Rainer Maria Rilke
poet (1875)

Dennis Wilson
pop musician (1944)

Jeff Bridges
actor (1949)

rapper, producer (1969)

Tyra Banks
model (1973)

December 4 in History


George Washington delivered his farewell address to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York City.


James Monroe of Virginia was elected (by electors) the fifth president of the United States.


William Marcy "Boss" Tweed of New York's Tammany Hall escaped from jail and fled the country.


The Senate approved U.S. participation in the United Nations.


Dianne Feinstein became San Francisco's first female mayor.


Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson is released after seven years as a hostage in Lebanon.


Rock musician and composer Frank Zappa died at age 52.


Interpol put the former president of Liberia, Charles Taylor, on its most-wanted list.

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