Daily Calendar for Wednesday, October 4, 2023


  • Eliza Johnson (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Jean Francois Millet (artist) –
  • Rutherford B. Hayes (19th U.S. president) –
  • Frederic Remington (artist) –
  • Edward L. Stratemeyer (author, publisher) –
  • Buster Keaton (actor) –
  • Charlton Heston (actor) –
  • Jackie Collins (author) –
  • Anne Rice (author) –
  • H. Rap Brown (civil rights activist) –
  • Susan Sarandon (actress) –
  • Armand Assante (actor) –
  • Liev Schreiber (actor) –
  • Alicia Silverstone (actress) –
  • Rachael Leigh Cook (actress) –


  • Janis Joplin (singer) –
  • Joan Whitney Payson (athlete) –
  • Glenn Gould (pianist) –
  • Graham Chapman (actor) –
  • Gordon Cooper (astronaut who circled the globe 22 times in 34 hours and 20 minutes and became the first astronaut in a space flight of more than 24 hours. He was also the first astronaut to sleep in space, and he successfully carried out a beacon experiment that made him the first man to launch a satellite in space.) –
  • Loretta Lynn (American country music singer-songwriter ) –


  • Dr. Benjamin Church investigated for espionage–
  • Battle of Germantown resulted in a British victory, due to Washington’s disorganized troops and thick fog–
  • The first U.S. Open golf championship was held in Newport, Rhode Island–
  • Pigeon Cher Ami’s message saved 194 U.S. soldiers during World War I–
  • The comic strip Dick Tracy, created by Chester Gould, made its debut–
  • Ruth Allen won Long Island horseshoe championship–
  • Leave it to Beaver made its television debut–
  • Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite, launched from the Soviet Union–
  • Russia’s Luna 3 was launched toward the Moon, where it later became the first vehicle to send back images of the Moon’s far side–
  • Barbara Walters joined Harry Reasoner at the anchor desk of ABC’s Evening News and became the first woman to anchor a network evening newscast–
  • In Boston, Massachusetts, the bronze Mallard Family Sculpture, in honor of Robert McCloskey’s story Make Way for Ducklings, was dedicated–
  • Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty signed, 1991–
  • SpaceShipOne climbed into space for the second time in one week to claim a $10 million Ansari X Prize–
  • Astronomers Adam Riess, Saul Perlmutter and Brian Schmidt were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their studies on the expansion of the Universe. By studying exploding stars, they found that the rate of expansion is accelerating due to a force known as dark energy.–
  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw his 500th career regular-season touchdown pass.–


  • Saxby’s Gale caused flooding all over New England–

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