April 4 is the 94th day of the year. There are 271 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).
+ 1818 – The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).
+ 1841 – William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia, becoming the first President of the United States to die in office, and setting the record for the briefest administration. Vice President John Tyler succeeds Harrison as President.
+ 1850 – Los Angeles is incorporated as a city.
+ 1865 – American Civil War: A day after Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln visits the Confederate capital.
+ 1964 – The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.
+ 1968 – Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
+ 1973 – The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City are officially dedicated.
( Births )
+ 1944 – Craig T. Nelson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
+ 1965 – Robert Downey Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter