November 4 events in history

1429 Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War: Joan of Arc liberates Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier
1501 Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII's first wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII's older brother – they would later marry
1576 Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spain captures Antwerp (after three days the city is nearly destroyed)
1677 The future Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange. They would later jointly reign as William and Mary
1737 The Teatro di San Carlo is inaugurated
1780 Jose Gabriel Condorcanqui aka Tupac Amaru starts his Rebellion on Peru against Spain
1783 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria
1791 The Western Confederacy of American Indians wins a major victory over the United States in the Battle of the Wabash
1798 Beginning of the Russo-Ottoman siege of Corfu
1839 Newport Rising: The last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain
1847 Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, discovers the anaesthetic properties of chloroform
1852 Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour becomes the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy
1861 The University of Washington opens in Seattle as the Territorial University
1864 American Civil War: Battle of Johnsonville: Confederate troops bombard a Union supply base and destroy millions of dollars in material
1868 Camagüey, Cuba revolts against Spain during the Ten Years' War
1890 City and South London Railway: London's first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell
1918 World War I: Austria-Hungary surrenders to Italy
1921 The Sturmabteilung or SA, whose members were known as "brownshirts", physically assault Adolf Hitler's opposition after his speech in Munich
1921 Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo
1921 The Italian unknown soldier is buried in the Altare della Patria (Fatherland Altar) in Rome
1922 In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings
1924 Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected the first female governor in the United States
1939 World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the United States Customs Service to implement the Neutrality Act of 1939, allowing cash-and-carry purchases of weapons by belligerents
1942 World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein: Disobeying a direct order by Adolf Hitler, General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel leads his forces on a five-month retreat
1944 World War II: Bitola Liberation Day
1952 The United States government establishes the National Security Agency, or NSA
1956 Soviet troops enter Hungary to end the Hungarian revolution against the Soviet Union, that started on October 23. Thousands are killed, more are wounded, and nearly a quarter million leave the country
1960 At the Kasakela Chimpanzee Community in Tanzania, Dr. Jane Goodall observes chimpanzees creating tools, the first-ever observation in non-human animals
1962 In a test of the Nike Hercules air defense missile, Shot Dominic-Tightrope is successfully detonated 69,000 feet above Johnston Atoll. It would also be the last atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States
1966 The Arno River floods Florence, Italy, to a maximum depth of 6.7 m (22 ft), leaving thousands homeless and destroying millions of masterpieces of art and rare books. Also Venice was submerged on the same day at its record all-time acqua alta of 194 cm
1970 Vietnam War: Vietnamization: The United States turns control of the Binh Thuy Air Base in the Mekong Delta over to South Vietnam
1970 Genie, a 13-year-old feral child is found in Los Angeles having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life
1970 Salvador Allende takes office as President of Chile, the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections
1973 The Netherlands experiences the first Car-Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are deserted and are used only by cyclists and roller skaters
1979 Iran hostage crisis: A mob of Iranians, mostly students, overruns the US embassy in Tehran and takes 90 hostages (53 of whom are American)
1993 The China Airlines Flight 605, a Boeing 747, overruns Runway 13 at Hong Kong's Kai Tak International Airport while landing during a typhoon, injuring 22 people
1995 Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by an extremist Israeli
2002 Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing a pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress
2008 Barack Obama becomes the first person of African-American descent to be elected President of the United States