Today is Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
1289 Louis X (the Stubborn), king of France (1314-16)
1626 Richard Cromwell, lord protector of England (1658-59)
1822 Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President (1877-1881)
1884 Damon Runyon
1895 Buster Keaton, the old Stoneface
1924 Charlton Heston
1928 Alvin Toffler
1931 Dick Tracy, supercop
1941 Anne Rice
1946 Susan Sarandon
1976 Alicia Silverstone
1636 first code of law for Plymouth Colony
1824 Mexico becomes a republic
1926 The Dahlia is designated as the San Francisco City Flower.
1957 USSR launches Sputnik, the first artificial earth satellite.
1958 Transatlantic jet passenger service begins
1959 USSR's Luna 3 sends back first photos of Moon's far side
1960 Courier 1B Launched: first active repeater satellite in orbit
1966 Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain
1985 21st Space Shuttle Mission - Atlantis 1 is launched
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