On This Day: January 04th
This is 4th day of the year and 361 days remain in the year.
Dr. William W. Grant of Davenport, Iowa, performed what is thought to be the first appendectomy.
Utah was admitted as 45th state in the United States.
Burma (Myanmar) gained independence from Great Britain.
The U.S. Mint began distributing the 50 State Quarters.
January 04 BirthdaysJakob Grimm1785–1863, German folkorist.
Louis Brailleinventor of Braille system
Sir Isaac Pitmaninventor of phonographic shorthand
Sir Isaac Newtonmathematician, scientist
Benjamin Rushphysician, signer of the Declaration of Independence
Jane Wymanactress, producer