27 fun facts for December, 4

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
December 4 is known for various fascinating events, including the publication of The Observer, the premiere of Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker," and the launch of the NASA Solar Maximum Mission satellite. Additionally, the day marks numerous celebrations like National Dice Day, National Cookie Day, and World Wildlife Conservation Day.
27 Fun facts
  1. On December 4, 1791, the first edition of The Observer, the world's oldest Sunday newspaper, was published in Britain.
  2. Born on December 4, 1795, Scottish inventor Thomas Carlyle was a philosopher, historian, and essayist, known for works such as "Sartor Resartus" and "The French Revolution."
  3. December 4, 1829 marked the momentous day when the British abolished the practice of "Sati" in colonial India to protect widows from being burned alive on their husband’s pyre.
  4. Established on December 4, 1875, the Notary's Day is celebrated annually in Spain to honor the notaries' significant contribution to upholding the law and maintaining social order.
  5. December 4, 1892 saw the world premiere of Tchaikovsky's world-famous ballet "The Nutcracker" in St. Petersburg, Russia.
  6. December 4th is National Dice Day in the United States, a day to celebrate the small, throwable cube with numbered sides used in various games.
  7. Born on December 4, 1866, Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian abstract painter known as the pioneer of abstract art.
  8. National Comet Watch Day falls on December 4 annually, encouraging people to look up at the night sky to behold the majesty of various celestial objects, especially comets.
  9. Born on December 4, 1920, Michael Bates was an accomplished British actor known for his role in Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film, "A Clockwork Orange."
  10. On December 4, 1943, the first NFL Championship game was played, with the Chicago Bears defeating the Washington Redskins.
  11. December 4 is National Cookie Day, a day to indulge in and celebrate the delicious treat with various shapes and flavors.
  12. Born on December 4, 1949, American actor Jeff Bridges, best known for films like "The Big Lebowski" and "Crazy Heart," celebrated his birthday.
  13. Wear Brown Shoes Day is celebrated each year on December 4, encouraging people to put away their typical black shoes in favor of a more earthy-toned alternative.
  14. December 4, 1980 saw the launch of the NASA Solar Maximum Mission satellite, designed to investigate solar phenomena during the period of peak solar activity.
  15. Born on December 4, 1954, influential film director Tony Todd is best known for his role as the Candyman in the horror movie "Candyman."
  16. December 4, 1990, marked the grand opening of the La Tête Défense, an iconic office complex that also hosts "La Grande Arche," a modern monument in Paris, France.
  17. National Sock Day is celebrated in the US on December 4, honoring the warm, cozy accessory that brings comfort and style to our daily wardrobe.
  18. December 4, 1992, saw the first test flight of France's high-speed TGV train service (Train à Grande Vitesse) on the new Paris-Lille line.
  19. December 4 is Navy Day in India, commemorating the daring attack by the Indian Navy on Karachi Harbor during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.
  20. Born on December 4, 1969, American rapper Jay-Z celebrated his birthday, enjoying global success with acclaimed albums like "The Blueprint" and "The Black Album."
  21. The Bartender Appreciation Day falls on December 4 every year, a day to thank the skillful professionals who craft our favorite cocktails.
  22. Folk singer Harry Chapin was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on December 4, 1987, for his extensive humanitarian work.
  23. Born on December 4, 1982, supermodel Tyra Banks celebrated her birthday, becoming a prominent figure in the fashion industry and launching the successful show "America's Next Top Model."
  24. First celebrated on December 4, 2014, the International Cheetah Day aims to raise awareness about the endangered African cheetah and conservation efforts to save the species.
  25. On December 4, 1998, the space shuttle Endeavour took flight on STS-88, marking the first International Space Station assembly mission.
  26. World Wildlife Conservation Day is observed annually on December 4 to raise awareness about the importance of preserving, protecting, and conserving the planet’s animals and their habitats.
  27. Since December 4, 2016, Antarctica Day is celebrated annually to commemorate the signing of the Antarctic Treaty, promoting international cooperation and preserving the continent for peaceful purposes.