Today's date, April 4, can be written 4/4, and the number 44 and date 4/4 have significance in terms of twilight language and the name game.
The interchange between 44, the number, and 44, the name, is found historically.
The name of a mysterious savior of Poland prophesied by the Polish national poet Adam Mickiewicz in his masterpiece dramatic poem (first published in 1822) Dziady (Forefathers): In scene 5 of act 3, the priest Piotr announces a "reviver of the nation" who is to bring back the lost freedom of Poland, and describes him with these words:
Born from a foreign mother, his blood of ancient heroes, And his name will be forty and four.
See "Mark Twain & The Significance of the Number 44: A Review of the Scholars' Theories."
In 1958,...Henry Nash Smith published one of the first theories of the origin of the name No. 44 as it was found in Twain's existing manuscripts. In his study "Mark Twain's Images of Hannibal: From St. Petersburg to Eseldorf" published in the journal TEXAS STUDIES IN ENGLISH, (Vol. XXXVII, 1958, University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas) Smith presented a theory based on a passage found in MARK TWAIN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY (Harper and Bros, 1924, Vol. 2, p. 218). Speaking of his old school in Hannibal, Missouri, Twain recalled:
In that school were the first Jews I had ever seen. It took me a good while to get over the awe of it. To my fancy they were clothed invisibly in the damp and cobwebby mold of antiquity. They carried me back to Egypt, and in imagination I moved among the Pharoahs and all the shadowy celebrities of that remote age. The name of the boys was Levin. We had a collective name for them which was the only really large and handsome witticism that was ever born on those premises. We called them Twenty-two -- and even when the joke was old and had been worn threadbare we always followed it with the explanation, to make sure that it would be understood, "Twice Leven -- twenty-two" (Smith, p. 20).Smith theorized that it was "remotely possible" Twain arrived at his early name for Satan -- No. 44 in this same manner. Source.
Twain's essay, "Concerning the Jews," in Harper's Magazine, March 1898, is seen today as reflecting more anti-semitic vs pro-semitic views. But the picture is confusing.
Twain "mentions Jews infinitely more frequently than Negroes, the race that dominated attention in his time," writes Dan Vogel in Mark Twain's Jews (2006). And more often than not, it appears to be Twain's historical memories of Hannibal's Jews, the "Levin," which he associates with "Satan" in 44.
Staying with the Levin name game for a moment, the powerful Satanic 1967 novel and the 1968 movie it inspired, Rosemary's Baby, was authored by Ira Levin (August 27, 1929 – November 12, 2007). Levin also wrote the diabolical The Stepford Wives (1972) and The Boys from Brazil (1976).
In another chilling post-Rosemary Baby's scenario, on March 11, 1977, three years after making Chinatown, Polanski was arrested at Jack Nicholson's home for the sexual assault of 13-year-old Samantha Gailey, who was modeling for Polanski during a Vogue magazine photo shoot around the pool.
The plot of the 2015 film, Child 44, is set in 1950s Soviet Russia, secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) loses everything when he refuses to denounce his wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace) as a traitor. Finding themselves exiled to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov (Gary Oldman) to capture a serial (cereal) killer. Child 44, both the novel and the film are very loosely based on the case of Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, who had been portrayed in the earlier film Citizen X.
What happened on 4/4/1944 = 4/4/44?
Allied Bucharest bombings targeting railroads kills 5,000
Craig T. Nelson, actor (Poltergeist), was born in Spokane, Washington.
How about other 4/4 births?
Writers have likewise associated his Matrix character, Agent Smith with "Satan". See here, h/t Steve Lindsay.
And finally, Heath Ledger was also born on April 4, 1979. Heathcliff Andrew "Heath" Ledger, who 22 January 22, 2008, was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in several Australian television and film productions during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career. His work comprised nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001), Monster's Ball (2001), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), the latter two being posthumous releases.
One thing we know may occur today, 4/4/17 (please note 1+7 = 8, which is 4 + 4), is the "Tunnel machine Bertha expected to break into daylight on Tuesday."
Michael Schacht mentions that Bertha is like giving birth from the underworld (hell), which "always syncs with Rosemary's Baby."
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