November 4th in History1862: Gatling gun patented
1942: Battle of El Alamein ends with victory for the allies, after 12 days conflict with Rommel's 'Africa Corps'
1980: Ronald Reagan elected 40th President of the US
November 4th birthdays1868: Scott Joplin, Renowned 'ragtime' pianist
1879: Will Rogers, American actor and humorist
1916: Walter Cronkite, Legendary US TV reporter