Historical Events for 4th October 2021

1675 – Dutch mathematician Christiaan Huygens patents the pocket watch
1824 – Mexico becomes a republic
1830 – Provisional government declares secession of Belgium from Netherlands
1959 – Future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts in Cleveland Browns, 34-7 win at Chicago Cardinals
1964 – 3 cars of a commuter train derails in South Africa killing 81
1985 – Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, USA
1985 – Henry G Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia
1989 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1992 – Solheim Cup Women’s Golf, Dalmahoy CC: Europe beats US, 11½-6½; Laura Davies of England wins all her 3 matches
1998 – Australian motorcycle racer Mick Doohan wins the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island to clinch his 5th world 500cc championship; all 5 titles are won with Honda

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