1879 – Will Rogers the American actor was born on the 4th November 1979 (died 1935).
1890 ~ CARBiNE won the Melbourne Cup on the 4th November 1873 with jockey R. Ramage. Carbine came from New Zealand and was a direct descendant of Phar Lap. He competed carrying the weight record of 65.77kg, beating 38 other runners. The Melbourne Cup prize money was £13,230.
1930 ~ PHAR LAP won the Melbourne Cup on the 4th November 1930 with jockey Jim Pike. Phar Lap was the only horse to be given legend status by the Australian Racing Hall of Fame. He holds the record for the shortest priced favourite in the Melbourne Cup. During the 1930 Melbourne Cup, bookmakers realised they would lose a fortune if Phar Lap was to win, and incidentally, he was shot at by gangsters on that day. Tommy Woodcock saved Phar Lap by placing himself and his pony between the shot.The Melbourne Cup prize money was £12,429.
1952 – The National Security Agency was established by the United States government on the 4th November 1952.
1953 – Jacques Villeneuve the Canadian race car driver was born on the 4th November 1953.
1957 – Tony Abbott the Australian politician was born on the 4th November 1957.
1960 – Dr.Jane Goodall observed chimpanzees creating tools at the Kasakela Chimpanzee Community in Tanzania on the 4th November 1960, becoming the first-ever observation of this kind in non-human animals.
1962 – The NiM-14-Nike-Hercules was the last atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States on the 4th November 1962. The air defense missile was tested with it’s detonation at 69,000 feet above Johnston Island.
1975 – Curtis Stone the Australian chef and author was born on the 4th November 1975.
1994 – The World Wide Web 1st conference that focused exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of it was held in San Francisco on the 4th November 1994.
Today in History for November 4th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…