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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining January 4. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is January 4 so important!

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Top 10 January 4 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. In January 2012, 150 employees of Foxconn, Taiwanese technology company and contract manufacturer for products including the iPhone, iPad and Playstation 4, threatened to commit mass suicide in protest of their working conditions

  2. On January 7th, 1610 Galileo Galilei improved the telescope's design and used it to study Jupiter. He discovered 4 of Jupiter's moons and helped disprove the Ptolemaic world system(Earth-centric universe) theory.

  3. In Germany 1922, in January one US dollar was worth 191 Reichsmarks (Germany's currency at the time), but by November it was worth 4,200,000,000 Reichsmarks.

  4. The world's first commercial airline flight occurred on 1 January 1914 when the former mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, flew 21 miles (34 kilometers) to Tampa, Florida. The flight took 23 minutes. Ordinarily, the trip would have taken 2 hours by steamship or 4 hours or more by rail.

  5. Females produce offspring every 8 to 12 months. Pregnancy lasts 118 days and ends with 2 to 4 piglets. Babies are born during the dry season, from January to March.

  6. Joshua Abraham Norton (February 4, 1818–January 8, 1880) aka Emperor Norton I, a citizen of San Francisco, CA, who in 1859 proclaimed himself "Norton I, Emperor of the United States". He was treated as royalty, issued his own currency, and was payed taxes by some.

  7. On January 17, 1966, there was an accident involving a mid-air refueling operation off the coast of Spain. 4 thermonuclear weapons were dropped in the process each with a yield of 70 kilotons or more (equal to 70 thousand tons of TNT) but none of them exploded.

  8. From January 1969 to April 1970, there were 4,330 bombings in the United States, resulting in 43 deaths and $21.8 million in property damage.

  9. Tracy Chapman released Fast Car in 1988, and after an appearance on Britain’s Got Talent in 2011, it reached #4 on UK top 10. As of January 2016 the song has sold 661,500 copies in the UK alone.

  10. Females give birth to 4 to 12 live babies usually from January to April. Larger females give birth to more babies compared to small-sized females.

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About Greyfriars Bobby (May 4, 1855 – January 14, 1872), a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died himself on January 14th, 1872.

80 percent of people who joined a gym in January 2012 quit within five months. 4 percent of new gym goers don’t even make it past the end of January and 14 percent drop out in February

In 2003 China accounted for the largest number of coal-mining fatalities, accounting for about 80% of the world’s total, although it produced only 35% of the world’s coal. Also on 4 January 2014 The Chinese Government stated that 1,049 people died in the year 2013, down 24 percent from 2012

Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the first officially recognized survivor of both Hiroshima & Nagasaki bombings. He died on January 4, 2010, at the age of 93, after a battle with stomach cancer.

Because of a strange quirk in their state constitution, the U.S. state of New Jersey once had 4 governors in a timespan of 8 days in January 2002. The shortest of these terms was just 90 minutes.

There is a greater than average chance of Boeing 787 Dreamliners malfunctioning on January 4, due to a bug found on May 1, 2015 showing that essential computer systems failed after 248 days without reboot. January 4 is 248 days after May 1.

2001-2 was a bad year for the USS Greenville. In Feb 2001, it collided with a Japanese HS fishing boat, killing 4 students. In August 2001, it ran aground in Saipan. In January 2002, it punched a hole in another Navy boat.

Charles Sherwood Stratton was born January 4, 1883, and stopped growing at the age of 6. He went on to become a big circus success under the name "General Tom Thumb."

On January 3, 2019 the Chinese landed a probe called the Chang'e 4 on the far side of the moon. The probe captured the first panoramic surface photograph of the far side of the moon.

Since 9am on the 20th January, Shia Labeouf has started a 4 year long livestream which involves people repeating "he will not divide us" to a camera mounted on the wall of the museum of the moving image, New York.

A Frank Statement to Cigarette Smokers" was an ad run by major American tobacco companies in over 400 newspapers on January 4, 1954, in response to a study linking cigarette tar to cancer. The ad kicked off a campaign expressing doubt about scientific research linking disease and smoking.

Braille code for English was only formalized 80 years after the death of Louis Braille. He was born January 4, 1806.

The TV show The Bold and the Beautiful aired in 1987 and it's still on air. As of January 4, 2019 it has aired 8,000 episodes.

On January of 2017 4 black teens kidnapped and tortured a mentally challenged teenage boy for being a Trump supporter. They also made him drink from a toilet and broadcasted it.

America dropped 4 nuclear bombs on Spain on January 16, 1966

Isaac Newton's birthday is actually on 4 January 1643 (we use the Gregorian "New Style" calender not the Julian "Old Style" calendar)

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The end of the Iran Hostage Crisis occurred today in 1981 with the release of sixty American diplomats and citizens who were held hostage for 444 days (November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981).

Hillary Clinton Visited the City of New Square, NY and Met with Religious Leaders and Protestors. She then Recieved 1359 out of the City's 1389 Votes. That January, 4 Men from the City Convicted of Stealing $30 Million USD were Pardoned by Bill Clinton.

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The Iran Hostage Crisis was a standoff between Iran and the USA. 52 American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981 and were only released 36 years ago tomorrow as President Ronald Reagan took office.

Charles Sherwood Stratton was born January 4 1883 and stopped growing at the age of 6. He went on to become a big circus act under the name "General Tom Thumb."

Greyfriars Bobby (May 4, 1855 - January 14, 1872) was a Skye Terrier which became known in Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of its owner until he died itself on 14 January 1872. A prominent commemorative statue and nearby graves are a tourist attraction

Greyfriars Bobby (May 4, 1855 - January 14, 1872) was a Skye Terrier which became known in Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of its owner until he died itself on 14 January 1872. A prominent commemorative statue and nearby graves are a tourist attraction