On 4th October 1253, heavy flooding in Holderness resulted from a dry year and heavy rain. The River Hull changed its course.
On 4th October 1541, the Privy Council of England again sat in Hull.
On 4th October 1642, Capt John Hotham, after the Yorkshire Treaty of Neutrality was signed, began to return from Doncaster to Hull. The treaty was rejected by Parliament, and he detoured and captured Cawood Castle for Parliament, the Archbishop having fled.
On 4th October 1643, 400 Parliamentary soldiers went out of the besieged town of Hull and destroyed the Royalist forts in Sculcoates and Derringham Bank.
On 4th October 1785, Thomas Jackson of Blackfriargate, Hull, complained to the Mayor and corporation about nuisance caused by one of the town waites (official musicians) holding dancing lessons in Hales Entry.
On 4th October 1909, Hornsea Urban District Council conducted a poll of ratepayers, who voted to allow the council to enclose the Promenade Gardens and charge for admission.
On 4th October 1952, ship’s cook Cyril Brown, 44, and 19 shipmates were lost when Hull trawler Norman was wrecked. The sole survivor was Norman Spencer, 19. see Pathe news https://www.britishpathe.com/video/one-survivor-aka-trawler-disaster