November 4th In History

Barack Obama became the first African-American to be elected as the President of the United States on November 4, 2008. Other interesting events are listed below.

1493: – Christopher Columbus discovered Guadeloupe during his second expedition.

1841: – First ever wagon train arrived in California.

1846: – Benjamin Palmer got a patent for an artificial leg.

1879: – A patent for refrigerating apparatus was granted to African American inventor Thomas Elkins.

1880: – A patent for the first cash register was granted to James and John Ritty.

1904: – Harvard Stadium was built. It was the first ever stadium to be built specifically for football.

1922: – The lost tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen was discovered by Howard Carter.

1924: – Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected the first woman governor of America to serve out the remaining term of her late husband William B. Ross.

1939: – The first air-conditioned car was put on display at the 40th National Automobile Show.

1952: – The National Security Agency (NSA) was established.       

1979: – Iranian militants seized the US embassy in Tehran and took 63 American hostages. They demanded that the U.S. send the former shah back to Iran to stand trial.

2008: – Barack Obama became the first African-American to be elected President of the United States.

2010: – Microsoft’s Kinect was launched worldwide.

Days observed on November 4

  • National Candy Day
  • Saint Clarus Day