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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining October 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 October 4 so important!

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Top 10 October 4 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. In October 1971, a physicist and an astronomer took 4 cesium-beam atomic clocks aboard commercial airliners. They flew twice around the world and when reunited, the sets of clocks were found to disagree according to the predictions of the relativity theory

  2. The Eternity puzzle launched in June 1999. Consisting of 209 pieces, it was marketed as being practically unsolvable, with a £1 million prize on offer for whoever could solve it within 4 years. The prize was paid out in October 2000.

  3. When the Gregorian calendar was implemented in 1582, Thursday 4 October was followed by Friday 15 October, to adjust to the new calendar.

  4. On 4 October 1993 Sanger opened the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus which employs over 900 people and is the largest genomic research center in the world.

  5. On October 4, 2001, a drunken gunman named Daniel Carson Lewis shot a hole into a weld on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline near Livengood, Alaska, causing the second-largest mainline oil spill in pipeline history.

  6. Majority of females lay 1 to 5 (4 on average) eggs during October. Eggs are light green or olive-brown colored and covered with dark brown spots. Both parents participate in the incubation of eggs during a period of 25 days.

  7. April 4, June 6, October 10 and December 12 will all fall on the same day of the week in any yearThese days are called doomsdays, and are meant to help calculate the day of the week of any given date. In 2015 doomsdays are all on Saturday.

  8. On the night of the Great Chicago Fire, October 8, 1871, there were four other major fires in the upper midwest that killed as many as 4-6 times the number of people that died in Chicago and burned an area more than twice the size of Rhode Island.

  9. Dr James Lind (4 October 1716 – 13 July 1794) Was a pioneer of naval hygiene, And developed one of the first medical trials to test his theory that citrus fruits could cure scurvy.

  10. April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10) and December 12 (12/12) all fall on the same day of the year. Also, 5/9, 9/5, 7/11, and 11/7. For this year, that is, Saturday.

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The fastest manned aircraft is the North American X-15 rock plane that reached a speed of 4,520 mph (7,274 km/h) on October 1967

On October 30, 2014 a real plane crashed against a Flight simulation center, killing 4 people

In 1582 countries that adopted the Gregorian calendar skipped 10 days (Thursday, October 4 was followed by Friday, October 15)

Dublin hosts every year a Bram Stoker Festival (4 nights of deadly events) on the last days of October

The Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) was a British pro-paedophile activist group, founded in October 1974 and officially disbanded in 1984. The groupde campaigned for the age of consent to be removed/lowered to just 4 years.

In 1582 the calendar went from October 4 to October 15, skipping the days in between

On October 4 of the Julian Calendar (Thursday), 1582, Italy, Poland, and the Iberian Peninsula made the next day Friday, October 15 of the Gregorian Calender, skipping over 10 days. Other countries followed the transition at various later dates.

A football match scheduled for 9 October 1996 in World Cup qualifying European Group 4 between Estonia and Scotland was abandoned after three seconds because the Estonian team were absent from the Kadrioru Stadium due to a dispute over its floodlights.

John Scott Harrison (October 4, 1804 – May 25, 1878) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio and the only person to be both the child and the parent of U.S. Presidents. After his death is grave was robbed and his body snatched.

Ameritech president Bob Barnett made the first ever cell phone call to Alexander Graham Bell’s grandson who was in Germany. The date was October 13, 1983 and the cell phone cost almost $4,000.

On ‪4-th October 1957, the “space race” begins when the Soviet Union's Sputnik I completes it's first day in orbit.

John Scott Harrison (October 4, 1804 – May 25, 1878) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio and the only person to be both the child and the parent of a U.S. President.

That on the night of the Great Chicago Fire, October 8, 1871 there were four other major fires in the upper midwest that killed as much as 4-6 times the number of people that died in Chicago and burned an area more than twice the size of Rhode Island.

The German fighter pilot Wilhelm Hofmann shot down 40 Allied aircraft before injuring his left eye in a freak accident on October 22, 1944; he continued to fly combat missions and shot down an additional 4 Allied aircraft while wearing an eye patch.

Hillary Clinton voted for the anti-immigrant wall long before she was against it. (4 October 2006)

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On October 4 of the Julian Calendar (Thursday), Italy, Poland, and the Iberian Peninsula made the next day Friday, October 15 of the Gregorian Calender, skipping over 10 days. Other countries followed the transition at various later dates.

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There is World Standards Day celebrated each year internationaly on 14 October. Except for USA - they celebrate World Standards Day on 18 October this year. And Canada on 4 October.

In most of the world, 11 days of October 1582 never happened. During the year 1582, Pope Gregory XIII introduced the calendar we use today, the Gregorian Calendar. He ruled that after the day of October 4, 1582, the next day would be October 15th.

A 4 chapter Manga adaptation of "Mein Kampf" called "Waga Tousou" was released on October 1st 2008

The most common type of taco in the US is the hard-shell, U-shaped version, first described in a cookbook authored by Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert and published in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1949. Also, in the United States, National Taco Day is celebrated annually on October 4.

September(sept/7) and October(octo/8) used to be the 7th & 8th month respectively, however Julius Caesar decided to name two months after himself and his son, July(Julius) and August(Augustus). Thus moving the last 4 months 2 months back.

About Lieutenant Colonel José Antonio Muñiz (October 16, 1919 – July 4, 1960) was a United States Air Force officer who during World War II served in the United States Army Air Forces. He co-founded the Puerto Rico Air National Guard