. Le 4 juin 1391 : début des persécutions anti-juives de 1391 à Séville.
. 1521 : traité d‘alliance entre le pape Léon X et Charles Quint.
. 4 czerwca 1561 – Szwedzi utworzyli Księstwo Estonii.
. 1801 – zmarl Frederick Muhlenberg, amerykański polityk pochodzenia niemieckiego (ur. 1750).
. 1811 – Otwarto Szkołę Dramatyczną przy Teatrze Narodowym.
. 1831 (190) Leopold I Koburg został wybrany na pierwszego króla Belgów.
1861 June 4th
Virginia. Union Brigadier-General Irvin McDowell reported his force south of the Potomac as 12,000 infantry, two batteries and six to eight companies of cavalry.
This was a remarkable force, considering that there were negligible forces around the capital at the outbreak of the war. He asked for a reserve of 5,000 men to be collected at Alexandria. He resisted imperative demands from the government and strident public outcry to advance before his troops were trained and brigaded. He estimated the Confederate force at Manassas to be about 25,000 men and said that he could not proceed unless he had at least 35,000 men, as the Confederates might draw on 10,000 reinforcements from the Shenandoah Valley if pressed.
His forecasts were prescient and he held off the urgent demands to move until mid-July.( Collapse )