The 4t o Aprile is the 94t day o the year (95t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 271 days ti come.
- 1147 - First historical mention o Moscow.
- 1841 - John Tyler becomes Preses o the Unitit States efter the daith o William Henry Harrison.
- 1850 - Los Angeles, Californie, is incorporatit as a ceety.
- 1905 - A yirdquauk in Kangra, Northren Indie, kills aroond 20,000 fowk.
- 1917 - Breetish passenger steamer "City of Paris" is sunk bi a German U-boat aff the Cote d'Azur, Soothren Fraunce, killin aw 122 fowk on baird.
- 1925 - The Schutzstaffel is foondit.
- 1945 - Warld War II: The Soviet airmy tak control o Hungary.
- 1945 - Warld War II: American troops capture the ceety o Kassel.
- 1949 - NATO is foondit.
- 1958 - The CND Peace Seembol is displayed in public for the first time, in Lunnon.
- 1960 - Fraunce gives unthirldom tae the Mali Federation - Senegal and present-day Mali.
- 1968 - American ceevil richts activist Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinatit in Memphis, Tennessee.
- 1968 - Apollo 6 launches.
- 1973 - The Twin Touers o New York Ceety's Warld Trade Center are inauguratit.
- 1979 - Execution o Pakistani politeecian Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
- 1983 - The Space Shuttle Challenger stairts its first mission.
- 1998 - A laundslide in soothwastren Iran kills aroond 120 fowk.
- 2002 - The govrenment o Angolae an UNITA rebels sign a peace agreement tae end ceevil war in the kintra.
- 2009 - Anders Fogh Rasmussen is revealed tae be the next NATO Secretar-General, frae 1 August o the same year.
- 2017 - The Khan Shaykhun chemical attack in Sirie kills at least 74 fowk.
- 2018 - The openin ceremony o the 2018 Commonweel Gemmes in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australie, taks place. Team Scotland mairches intae the stadium first, led bi Eilidh Doyle.
- 188 - Caracalla, Roman Emperor (d. 217)
- 1614 - Henery II, Duke o Guise, first Airchbeeshop o Reims (d. 1664)
- 1828 - Margaret Oliphant, Scots novelist (d. 1897)
- 1880 - William Russell Flint, Scots airtist (d. 1969)
- 1905 - Dougie Gray, Scots fitbawer (d. 1970)
- 1905 - George Stevenson, Scots fitbawer (d. 1990)
- 1913 - Muddy Waters, American muisicker (d. 1983)
- 1914 - Marguerite Duras, French novelist, playwricht, essayist, screenwriter an filmmaker (d. 1996)
- 1928 - Maya Angelou, American poet an writer (d. 2014)
- 1932 - Richard Lugar, American politeecian (d. 2019)
- 1932 - Anthony Perkins, American actor (d. 1993)
- 1932 - Andrei Tarkovsky, Roushie filmmaker (d. 1986)
- 1944 - Craig T. Nelson, American actor
- 1945 - Daniel Cohn-Bendit, German politeecian
- 1960 - Hugo Weaving, Breetish-Australian actor
- 1963 - Graham Norton, Erse actor an telly host
- 1965 - Robert Downey Jr., American actor
- 1973 - David Blaine, American magician an illusionist
- 1979 - Heath Ledger, Australian actor (d. 2008)
- 1986 - Aiden McGeady, Scots-Erse fitbawer
- 1987 - Sami Khedira, German fitbawer
- 1991 - Jamie Lynn Spears, American actress
- 1992 - Alexa Nikolas, American actress
- 1292 - Pape Nicholas IV
- 1406 - Robert III o Scotland (b. 1337)
- 1617 - John Napier, Scots mathemateecian (b. 1550)
- 1661 - Alexander Leslie, 1st Yerl o Leevin, Scots sodger (b. 1582)
- 1841 - William Henry Harrison, 9nt Preses o the Unitit States (b. 1773)
- 1897 - Hugh Kirkaldy, Scots gowfer (b. 1868)
- 1929 - Karl Benz, German ingineer (b. 1844)
- 1932 - Wilhelm Ostwald, German chemist (b. 1853)
- 1940 - Jimmy Hay, Scots fitbawer (b. 1881)
- 1953 - Carol II o Romanie (b. 1893)
- 1968 - Martin Luther King Jr., American ceevil richts activist (b. 1929)
- 1979 - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Prime meenister o Pakistan (b. 1928)
- 1983 - Gloria Swanson, American actress (b. 1899)
- 2003 - Billy McPhail, Scots fitbawer (b. 1928)
- 2014 - Margo MacDonald, Scots politeecian (b. 1943)
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