Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 4

This is a list of selected November 4 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

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1737 – The Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Italy, currently the oldest active opera house in Europe, was inaugurated. refimprove
1852Count Cavour became Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expanded to become the Kingdom of Italy. refimprove section
1869Nature, one of the oldest and most reputable general-purpose scientific journals, was first published. refimprove section
1889Menelik II, who would later introduce several technological and administrative advances under his reign, was crowned Emperor of Ethiopia. neutrality issues
1921 – The remains of an unknown soldier were buried with an eternal flame at the Altare della Patria in Rome. cleanup required
1921 – After a speech by Adolf Hitler in the Hofbräuhaus in Munich, members of the Sturmabteilung, known as "brownshirts", physically assaulted his opposition, an event which assumed legendary proportions over time. unreferenced section
1960 – At the Kasakela chimpanzee community in Tanzania, Jane Goodall observed a chimpanzee using a grass stalk to extract termites from a termite hill, the first recorded case of tool use by animals. unreferenced section
1966 – The Arno River flooded Florence, Italy, to a maximum depth of 6.7 m (22 ft), leaving thousands homeless and damaging or destroying millions of books and paintings. refimprove section
1970Salvador Allende took office as President of Chile, the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections. refimprove section
1979Hundreds of Iranian students supporting the Iranian Revolution seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran, beginning a 444-day hostage crisis. multiple issues
1991 – Former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos was granted a presidential pardon by Corazon Aquino and allowed to return from exile. section too long, unreferenced section, missing page numbers

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November 4: Constitution Day in the Dominican Republic (2019); Flag Day in Panama

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