04 Jan is in January.
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 04 Jan 871. About four nights after this, King Ethered (age 24) and Alfred (age 22) his brother led their main army to Reading, where they fought with the enemy; and there was much slaughter on either hand, Alderman Ethelwulf (age 46) being among the skain; but the Danes kept possession of the field.
On 04 Jan 1456 Ralph Cromwell 3rd Baron Cromwell (age 53) died at South Wingfield [Map]. He was buried at the Collegiate Church Tattershall. Baron Cromwell 2C 1375 became abeyant between his his two nieces, daughters of his sister Maud Cromwell: Maud Stanhope 4th Baroness Cromwell Baroness Willoughby Eresby and Joan Stanhope.
On 04 Jan 1550 Christopher Barker Garter King of Arms died.
Alice Holcroft: In 1540 she was born to John Holcroft (age 29). In or before 1572 Edward Fitton (age 24) and Alice Holcroft (age 31) were married.
On 04 Jan 1641 Francis Clifford 4th Earl of Cumberland (age 82) died. His son Henry Clifford 5th Earl of Cumberland (age 49) succeeded 5th Earl of Cumberland. Frances Cecil Countess Cumberland (age 48) by marriage Countess of Cumberland.
On 04 Jan 1642 King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland (age 41) sent soldiers into Parliament to arrest a five MPs: Pym, John Hampden Politician (age 46), Hazlerigg, Holies and Strode (age 44). They had received warning and sought safety. After this Civil War was certain, and men began to choose their side.
On 04 Jan 1733 John Newton died at Culverthorpe Hall [Map]. He is reported to have died when he was removed from his crib by a pet monkey who then dropped him from the roof of the house; there are variations of the story. He was buried at St Michael's Church, Heydour [Map].
On 04 Jan 1785 Friedrich Wilhelm Glücksburg Duke Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Glücksburg was born to Friedrich Karl Ludwig Oldenburg I Duke Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (age 27) and Friederike Schlieben Duchess Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck at Schleswig.
Reverend John Gordon: In 1726 he was born. In 1755 Reverend John Gordon (age 29) was appointed Precentor of Lincoln Cathedral. In 1758 Reverend John Gordon (age 32) was appointed Rector of Henstead, Suffolk which office he held for life. On 14 Jun 1762 Reverend John Gordon (age 36) and Ann Dighton (age 44) were married. In 1766 Reverend John Gordon (age 40) was appointed Archdeacon of Buckingham. In 1769 Reverend John Gordon (age 43) was appointed Archdeacon of Lincoln.
On 04 Jan 1856 Charles Brudenell 1st Marquess Ailesbury (age 82) died. His son George William Frederick Brudenell 2nd Marquess Ailesbury (age 51) succeeded 2nd Marquess Ailesbury, 3rd Earl Ailesbury 2C 1776, 2nd Earl Bruce of Whorlton in Yorkshire, 2nd Viscount Savernake of Savernake Forest in Wiltshire, 4th Baron Bruce of Tottenham in Wiltshire 3C 1746. Mary Herbert Marchioness Ailesbury (age 43) by marriage Marchioness Ailesbury.
On 04 Jan 1952 Balthazar Stephen Sargant Foster 2nd Baron Ilkeston (age 84) died. Baron Ilkeston of Ilkeston in Derbyshire extinct.
On 04 Jan 1972 Gerald Wellesley 7th Duke Wellington (age 86) died. His son Arthur Valerian Wellesley 8th Duke Wellington (age 56) succeeded 8th Duke Wellington 1C 1814, 12th Earl Mornington 1C 1760, 12th Viscount Wellesley of Dangan Castle, 8th Viscount Wellington of Talavera. Diana McConnel Duchess of Wellington (age 49) by marriage Duchess Wellington.