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Famous Events For August 4 – Today In History

August 4: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – August 4 Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. August 4,1811 – In Cassiopeia Supernova was seen
2. August 4, 1265 – The younger Simon de Montfort was beaten by English prince Edward at the Battle of Evesham
3. August 4, 1347 – Ft Calais defeated by English Army
4. August 4, 1351 – Hoeksen and the English were defeated by Willem V at the battle of Zwartewaal

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5. August 4, 1558 – Jewish Kabbalah (Zohar) printed for the first time
6. August 4, 1578 – 10000 were found dead at the Battle of Alcazarquivir between Moroccans and Portuguese where were defeated
7. August 4, 1598 – Hanze’s head office in London closed
8. August 4, 1636 – Dutch Brazil gets John Mauritius as its governor
9. August 4, 1666 – Thousands lost their life when a hurricane hit Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Christopher
10. August 4, 1666 – Netherlands and England had a sea battle
11. August 4, 1693 – Date recognized for the invention of Champagne by Dom Perignon

18th Century – What Happened on August 4 – The 1700s

12. August 4, 1704 – English and Dutch army seize Gibraltar at the War of Spanish Succession
13. August 4, 1730 – Prussian Crown Prince Frederick exiles to England
14. August 4, 1735 – The charge of the royal governor of NY that John Zenger of NY Weekly Journal about disloyalty was not proved and John was acquitted
15. August 4, 1753 – A master mason created – George

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16. August 4, 1777- The first circus was launched by Philip Astley, a retired officer of the horse regiment
17. August 4, 1789 – Feudal system concluded by French National Meeting
18. August 4, 1790 – US Revenue Cutter Service founded
19. August 4, 1791 – The wars between Ottoman-Habsburg concluded with the signing of the Treaty of Sistova

19th Century – August 4 This Day That Year – The 1800s

20. August 4, 1821 – Saturday Evening Post publishes its premier issue on this day
21. August 4, 1821 – The first polar voyage circling Antarctica by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen and Russians returned to Kronshtadt
22. August 4, 1824 – Turks and Greeks clashed at the Battle of Kos on this day
23. August 4, 1830 – Chicago’s blueprint prepared
24. August 4, 1854 – The flag to be flown – Hinomaru- on Japanese ships officially recognized
25. August 4, 1855 – The publication of Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett
26. August 4, 1862 – Income tax was collected for the first time by the US

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27. August 4, 1864 – Action by Army and Navy at the new port of Brazos, Santiago, Texas
28. August 4, 1870 – Formation of the British Red Cross Society this day
29. August 4, 1873 – Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer of the US 7th Horse Regiment fights for the 1st time with the Sioux on the banks of Tongue River, killing one soldier on each side
30. August 4, 1879 – Aeterni Patris, an encyclical, printed by Pope Leo XIII on this day
31. August 4, 1881 – A record temperature of 122 F (50C), s European record, at Seville, Spain
32. August 4, 1886 – The Constitution was accepted by Columbia
33. August 4, 1892 – The Merwede canal between Amsterdam and the Rhine commissioned by Queen Wilhelmina and Emma
34. August 4, 1897 – A collector for Internal Revenue for Georgia was selected and Henry A Rucker was chosen

20th Century – Important Events On This Day August 4 – The 1900

35. August 4, 1900 – An Army of the allied, consisting of Japanese, Russian, British, French, and American soldiers move from Tientsin to Peking, China to fight the Boxer revolt

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36. August 4, 1902 – Under the Thames River, the Greenwich foot subway commissioned
37. August 4, 1903 – The Vacancy of Pope Pius X was filled by Cardinal Giuseppe Sato of Venice through voting
38. August 4, 1907 – Lucien Petit-Breton of France won the 5th Tour de France
39. August 4, 1909 – Ump Tim Hurts was banished for instigating a riot by spitting at baseman Eddie Collins who had suspected a call
40. August 4, 1910 – A 16 inn scoreless draw between Jack Coombs and White Sox Ed Walsh
41. August 4, 1914 – War declared between Germany and Belgium and Britain and Germany during WWI
42. August 4, 1914 – After the declaration of war by the British during WWI against Germany, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener assumes charge of the British Minister of War

43. August 4, 1914 – At the outbreak of WWI, neutrality was declared by the United States
44. August 4, 1916 – During WWI, British line at Romani in northern Sinai by Turks

45. August 4, 1917 – All Capitalists, priests, and officers need to be killed – demanded by Pravda
46. August 4, 1918 – Lieutenant Hugo Gutmann, Jewish superior, endorses the Iron Cross for bravery to Adolf Hitler and received by Hitler
47. August 4, 1919 – Sculptor Auguste Rodin’s work gifted to the state was exhibited at the Rodin Museum in Paris in The Hotel Biron
48. August 4, 1919 – Power in Hungary assumed by the Communist Bela Kun
49. August 4, 1922 – In the AL all-star team, Lizzie Murphy plays as the 1st female baseman
50. August 4, 1925 – Government constituted by the 1st Dutch Colijn

51. August 4, 1925 – Nicaragua was vacated by US Navy after occupation for 13 years
52. August 4, 1929 – In New York, Jones Beach opened to the public
53. August 4, 1930 – Belgium recognised Child labour Act
54. August 4, 1934 – In London, England, the 2nd British Empire Games begin
55. August 4, 1936 – In Greece, Ioannis Metaxas proclaims himself as the Dictator of Greece
56. August 4, 1941 – In an inning, 3 foul flies were caught first by Dodger Mickey Owens
57. August 4, 1941 – Prince of Wales with Winston Churchill travels to the US
58. August 4, 1942 – Cairo receives Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister
59. August 4, 1942 – Nikita Khrushchev welcomes Col-gen Jeremenko when he arrives in Stalingrad
60. August 4, 1943 – Queen Mary with Winston Churchill on board visits Canada
61. August 4, 1943 – Germans in Troina bombed by USAAF
62. August 4, 1944 – Florence, Italy reached by the British 8th Army on this day
63. August 4, 1945 – 18 wins in a season, a record tournament win by Golfer Byron Nelson
64. August 4, 1945 – 6 RBIs in an inning received by Red Sox Tom McBride. He was the 3rd to receive this

65. August 4, 1946 – 20000 lost houses, 100 lost their lives in the northern Dominican Republic when struck by an earthquake of magnitude 8,
66. August 4, 1947 – Japan institutes The Supreme Court of Japan
67. August 4, 1948 – America’s poll tax upheld by a five-day argument (filibuster)
68. August 4, 1949 – The National Basketball Association was formed by amalgamating NBL and NBAA
69. August 4, 1952 – A crew of Sam Giancana murders Theodore, the Gambling Chief
70. August 4, 1953 – A housing project, Trumbull Park Project in Chicago occupied by Black families
71. August 4, 1954 – National Anthem, by Hafeez Jullundhry and composer Ahmed G. Chagla, approved by the Government of Pakistan
72. August 4, 1955 – The construction of CIA headquarters was approved by Eisenhower for $46 million

73. August 4, 1956 – Wilhelm Herz drives a motorcycle at a speed of 200 mph, this being the 1st
74. August 4, 1956 – Arrears to the Netherlands refused by Indonesia
75. August 4, 1958 – Web Network managed by Dumont TV crashes
76. August 4,1960 – Research aircraft USAF, driven by Rocket creates a record of 2150 mph
77. August 4, 1961 – A record temperature of 108F for August was reached at Spokane, Washington
78. August 4, 1962 – South Africa Police arrest Nelson Mandela
79. August 4, 1963 – LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open won by Kathy Whitworth
80. August 4, 1964 – US ships – Gulf of Tonkin – destroyed by North Vietnam
81. August 4, 1965 – New Zealand and Cook Islands form free association
82. August 4, 1966 – Jamaica hosts in Kingston, the 8th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games
83. August 4, 1967 – Nuclear test at Nevada Test Site conducted by US
84. August 4, 1967 – First Convention of a shortwave group of ANARC (Chicago) organized
85. August 4, 1968 – The attendance at Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, California touched 100000
86. August 4, 1968 – LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open won by Kathy Whitworth

87. August 4, 1969- A HR hit outside of the Dodger Stadium was 1st achieved by Willie Stargell
88. August 4, 1970 – Because of drunkenness, Jim Morrison was arrested
89. August 4, 1971 – 1st satellite launched by the US into lunar orbit from manned Spacelab
90. August 4, 1972 – The shooting of Alabama Gov Wallace by Arthur Bremer, attracted a jail term of 63 years
91. August 4, 1972 – 50000 Asians with British passports were expelled from Uganda as per the instructions of Idi Amin, Dictator
92. August 4, 1974 – Puerto Ricans are permitted to choose the governor as per the Crawford-Butler Act
93. August 4, 1975 – In a car accident in Rhodes, Robert Plant was involved
94. August 4, 1976 – Atomic Test conducted by Russia at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk, USSR
95. August 4, 1977 – Department of Energy started by US President Carter
96. August 4, 1977 – Atomic Test conducted at Nevada Test Site, by US
97. August 4, 1979 – Cossiga formed government in Italy
98. August 4, 1980 – 272 feared dead by hurricane Aline in Texas and the Caribbean
99. August 4, 1981 – Manager Darrell Johnson was replaced by Seattle Mariners with Maury Wills
100. August 4,1983 – In Italy, Bettino Craxi, takes oath as Prime Minister
101. August 4, 1983 – a seagull was inadvertently killed by NY Yankee Dave Winfield while playing a warming-up game
102. August 4, 1984 – A gold medal in the 100-meter sprint at the LA Summer Olympics won by Carl Lewis
103. August 4, 1985 – 16th 3000 hits achieved by Rod Carew
104. August 4, 1986 – Probable agreement on production allocation by OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) leads to higher oil prices
105. August 4, 1987 – Ruppert Jones knocks a foul ball at Kingdome
106. August 4, 1988 – Japanese-American interned in WWII sanctioned $20000 by Congress
107. August 4, 1988 – A consumer wins a fraud case against Hertz car rentals and gets $232 million
108. August 4, 1989 – NY Yankee Roberto Kelly breaks Blue Jays Dave Steib’s clear game in the 9th with 2 outs
109. August 4, 1990 – A proposal to boycott Iraq by the European public
110. August 4, 1991 – Oceanos, a Greek voyage vessel sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa
111. August 4, 1993 – Huambo was destroyed by the Angolan Airforce by bombing them
112. August 4, 1994 – Discovery of Dwingeloo 1, in space reported
113. August 4, 1995 – In Croatia, operation Storm started
114. August 4, 1996 – Curtains down for 26th Olympic Games at Atlanta, Georgia
115. August 4, 1997 – 185000 drivers of Union of United Parcel service leave

21st Century – August 4 This Day In History – The 2000s

116. August 4, 2002 – Two school girls 10 years old Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells were absent from the town of Soham, Cambridgeshire
117. August 4, 2005 – First Black Governor General, Michelle, for Canada identified by Paul Martin, Prime Minister
118. August 4, 2006 – The Honourable Anand Satyanand takes oath as Governor General of New Zealand after Dame Silvia Cartwright relinquishes the position
119. August 4, 2007 – Launch of the space shuttle, Phoenix, by NASA
120. August 4, 2009 – President Bill Clinton discusses with Kim Jon-il, resulting in the grant of freedom to the American journalists, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, who had entered the country unauthorizedly
121. August 4, 2010 – Prohibiting same-sex marriage agreed upon in 2008 by California’s Proposition, rejected by Judge Vaughn Walker in a lawsuit Perry v. Schwarzenegger
122. August 4, 2012 – Completion of the Olympics for the first time by an athlete who had lost a limb was South African Oscar Pistorius
123. August 4, 2013 – Hassan Rouhani assumes charge as President of Iran
124. August 4, 2014 – Ceasefire for 72 hours approved by a treaty between Hamas and Israel
125. August 4, 2015 – A state of emergency was declared in Southern Russia for a plague of locusts

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