04 October

1957 : Sputnik launched


On October 4, 1957, the Soviets launched the first Sputnik (satellite) into space from the Tyuratam launch base in Kazakhstan. It circled around the Earth in 1 hour and 36 minutes and remained in space until January 1958 before entering Earth's atmosphere and disintegrate.

1958 : Beginning of the Fifth Republic


On October 4, 1958, the Fifth French Republic began when a new Constitution came into effect. The new regime was put in after the Algiers crisis in 1958 in order to have a stronger executive power instead of continuous change of governments because of the inability to obtain a stable majority in the Nationale Assembly during the 4th Republic.

1970 : Janis Joplin died of an overdose


On October 4, 1970, the American singer Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose in her hotel room in Los Angeles. She was 27 years old. In three years, the singer, with a strong character and an exceptional voice, had changed from a complete unknown artist to a rock legend.

1992 : A plane crashes into an apartment building


On October 4, 1992, a El-Al Boeing 747 cargo which had lost two of its engines, crashed into an apartment building near the airport of Amsterdam. The four crew members and at least 100 people in the building were killed.

2001 : An airliner hit by a missile


On October 4, 2001, Siberia Airlines Flight 1812, from Tel Aviv to Novosibirsk in Russia crashed near the Black Sea. The 78 passengers and crew were killed. The aircraft was hit by a S-200 missile which control was lost during an exercise of the Ukrainian Air Defense Forces.

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Independance Day in Lesotho
October 4, is Independence Day in Lesotho, whicho commemorates its independence gained against the United Kingdom on October 4, 1966.

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Liev Schreiber
As soon as you know what you're doing, you're doing it wrong.

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Jacqueline Pascal, French child prodigy, sister of Blaise Pascal (1625)
Antoine Arbogast, French mathematician (1759)
Franois Guizot, French politician (1787)
Jean-Franois Millet, French painter (1814)
Juliette Adam, French writer (1836)
Buster Keaton, American comedian (1895)
Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize (1916)
Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize (1918)
Charlton Heston, American actor (1923)
Jackie Collins, English writer (1937)
Kurt Wthrich, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (1938)
Anne Rice, American writer (1941)
Susan Sarandon, American actress (1946)
Julien Clerc, French singer (1947)
Stephen Gyllenhaal, American director (1949)
Tchky Karyo, French actor (1953)
Chris Lowe, English musician (Pet Shop Boys) (1959)
Liev Schreiber, American actor and director (1967)
Darren Middleton, Australian guitarist (1971)
Alicia Silverstone, American actress (1975)
Lena Katina, Russian singer (t.A.T.u.) (1984)
Sara Forestier, French actress (1986)
Kimmie Meissner, American figure skater (1989)

Ils nous ont quitt un 04 October

Frdric Bartholdi, French sculptor (1904)
Max Planck, German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics (1947)
Janis Joplin, American singer (1970)
Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist (1982)
Bernard Buffet, French painter (1999)
Michael Smith, Canadian biochemist, Nobel Prize for Chemistry (2000)

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Encourage concentration at work


To encourage concentration at work, the place must be quiet, with relaxing colors and the furniture arranged properly. Desks should not be placed in front of a window let alone a wall that blocks the "Chi", principle of Feng Shui. We should not keep what is unnecessary and clutters up the room and the mind.

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