4 January was notable for a number of highly varied events on Earth and its parallels.
In 1969, US Defence Forces went into Def Con 2, the "highest state of alert short of outright war", after an attack on a United States Air Force base by the Revolution Man. (PROSE: Revolution Man)
In 2600, Bernice Summerfield arrived on the planet Kasagrad and took rooms at "Piccolini's". (PROSE: The Doomsday Manuscript)