Today In History – 4 November

Important Events

1576 Eighty Years’ War: In Flanders, Spanish defeat Walloon and capture Antwerp

1841 First wagon train arrives in California

1862 Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun in Indianapolis

1879 African American inventor Thomas Elkins patents refrigerating apparatus

1922 Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt

2008 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States, defeating Republican candidate John McCain

Today In Film & TV

2001 “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” 1st film adaptation of the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres starring Daniel Radcliffe

Today In Music

1876 Johannes Brahms’ 1st Symphony in C premieres in Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden

Today In Sports

1987 NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 & Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989

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