October 4 in history

On October 4:

1537 The first complete English-language Bible (the Matthew Bible) was printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale.

1824 Mexico adopted a new constitution and became a federal republic.


1830 The state of Belgium  was created after separation from The Netherlands.


1853 The  Crimean War began when the Ottoman Empire declared war on Russia.

Detail of Franz Roubaud‘s panoramic painting The Siege of Sevastopol (1904).

1876  Texas A&M University opened as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas becoming Texas‘s first public institution of higher education.

1883 The Orient Express began its first run.

1883 – The first meeting of the Boys’ Brigade took place in Glasgow.

1895 The first U.S. Open Men’s Golf Championship administered by the United States Golf Association was played at the Newport Country Club on Rhode Island.

1910 Declaration of the Portuguese Republic

1923 US actor Charlton Heston was born.

1927 Gutzon Borglum began sculpting Mount Rushmore.

1937 English writer Jackie Collins was born.

1957 Morris Yock trademarked the jandal.

1957 Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth, was launched.

1991 The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty  was opened for signature.

 Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.

6 Responses to October 4 in history

  1. gravedodger says:

    It surprises many how young some of the european states actually are. The German states did not form what we now know to be “Germany” until around 1870


  2. homepaddock says:

    GD – what also occured to me is how recent democracy is in many other countries. We might be a young country but NZ is a relatively old democracy.


  3. Paul Tremewan says:

    My late father was Maurice Yock’s accountant when he trade-marked the ubiquitous piece of foot fashion back in 1957. For the rest of his life my father could boast that he could, in fact, handle the jandal!/ Small world, eh!


  4. homepaddock says:

    Paul – did your father pass the ability to handle the jandal on to his children?


  5. Paul Tremewan says:

    HP: Not really! Just the ability to wear them! So it was thongs to him that we picked up our dress sense!


  6. pdm says:

    Was Yock Australian?

    I ask because I always thought the Aussies invented Jandals because they couldn’t tie shoe laces. lol.


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