Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/December 4

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This is a list of selected December 4 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled December 4, 2018 featured article or the December 4, 2018 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Blurb Reason
Navy Day in India refimprove
771Austrasian King Carloman I died, leaving his brother Charlemagne king of the now complete Frankish Kingdom. unreferenced section
1676Scanian War: Forces led by Swedish Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt defeated the invading army of Denmark–Norway under the command of King Christian V in an area north of Lund, Sweden. needs more footnotes
1791 – Britain's The Observer, the world's first Sunday newspaper, was first published. refimprove
1918 – US President Woodrow Wilson sailed for the World War I peace talks in Versailles, becoming the first US president to travel to Europe while in office. fact not in article
1937 – The first issue of The Dandy, the world's longest-running children's comic book, was published. refimprove
1956 – Singers Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley, collectively called the "Million Dollar Quartet", recorded an impromptu jam session in the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. refimprove section
1977Jean-Bédel Bokassa, the President of the Central African Republic, had himself crowned as Emperor Bokassa I. refimprove section, unreferenced section
1991 – Journalist Terry Anderson, the last and longest-held American hostage in Lebanon, was released after seven years in captivity. refimprove



December 4

Jeremiah Horrocks observing the transit of Venus
Jeremiah Horrocks observing the transit of Venus

John Cotton (b. 1585) · I. K. Gujral (b. 1919) · Pearl Corkhill (d. 1985)

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