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Wednesday August 4, 2021

August 4: Day of the Week

August 4, 2021 was the 216th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 149 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2021

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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August 4 Historical Event(s)

  • 70
    The destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans.
  • 1327
    First War of Scottish Independence: James Douglas leads a raid into Weardale and almost kills Edward III of England.
  • 1791
    The Treaty of Sistova is signed, ending the Ottoman-Habsburg wars.
  • 1824
    The Battle of Kos is fought between Turk and Greek forces.
  • 1892
    The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home.
  • 1936
    Prime Minister of Greece Ioannis Metaxas suspends parliament and the Constitution and establishes the 4th of August Regime.
  • 1947
    The Supreme Court of Japan is established.
  • 1964
    Gulf of Tonkin Incident: U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy report coming under attack in the Gulf of Tonkin.
  • 1974
    A bomb explodes in the Italicus Express train at San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy, killing 12 people and wounding 22.
  • 1977
    US President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating the United States Department of Energy.

Who were born on August 4?

  • 1821
    Louis Vuitton, French designer (d. 1892)
  • 1844
    Henri Berger, German composer and royal bandmaster (d. 1929)
  • 1899
    Ezra Taft Benson, American religious figure (d. 1994)
  • 1937
    David Bedford, English keyboardist and composer
  • 1949
    John Riggins, American football player
  • 1955
    Billy Bob Thornton, American actor and writer
  • 1964
    Gary King, British radio presenter
  • 1970
    John August, American screenwriter
  • 1976
    Andrew McLeod, Australian rules footballer
  • 1992
    Dylan Sprouse, American actor

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