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King Tut Day

Monday, November 04, 2013

King Tut Day

When : Always November 4th

King Tut Day celebrates the date of the discovery of King Tutankhamen's Tomb.

Over 3,000 years ago, King Tutankhamen became the King of Egypt at the age of 9. He died at the age of 19. He is commonly called "King Tut". The tomb of Egypt's "child king" was discovered on November 4, 1922. The tomb was discovered nearly intact in Egypt's Valley of Kings.

How to celebrate this special day: Spend a little time with your nose in the Egyptian history books. Learn more about King Tut, along with the culture and times of Ancient Egypt.

Happy King Tut Day!!!

Origin of King Tut Day:
We know this special day celebrates the discovery of King Tut's tomb. We do not know who created it, or the date is was first celebrated.

This Day in History November 4th

Joan of Arc liberates Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier. (1429)

Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII's first wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII's older brother – they would later marry. (1501)

The future Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange. They would later jointly reign as William and Mary. (1677)

W.A. Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria. (1783)

The Western Confederacy of American Indians wins a major victory over the United States in the Battle of the Wabash. (1791)

Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd (1842)

Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, discovers the anaesthetic properties of chloroform. (1847)

The University of Washington opens in Seattle, Washington as the Territorial University. (1861)

American Civil War: Battle of Johnsonville – Confederate troops bombard a Union supply base and destroy millions of dollars in material. (1864)

World War I: Austria-Hungary surrenders to Italy. (1918)

The Sturmabteilung or SA, whose members were known as "brownshirts", physically assault Adolf Hitler's opposition after his speech in Munich. (1921)

In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. (1922)

Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected the first female governor in the United States. (1924)

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. (1939)

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. (1942)

The United States government establishes the National Security Agency, or NSA. (1952)

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. (1956)

At the Kasakela Chimpanzee Community in Tanzania, Dr. Jane Goodall observes chimpanzees creating tools, the first-ever observation in non-human animals. (1960)

In a test of the Nike-Hercules air defense missile, Shot Dominic-Tightrope is successfully detonated 69,000 feet above Johnston Island. It would also be the last atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States. (1962)

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, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life. (1970)

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. (1973)

Iran hostage crisis: a mob of Iranians, mostly students, overruns the US embassy in Tehran and takes 90 hostages (53 of whom are American). (1979)

San Francisco: First conference that focuses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web. (1994)

Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. (2008)
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