August 4: Day of the Week
August 4, 2020 was the 217th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 149 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1532the Duchy of Brittany is annexed to the Kingdom of France.
- 1578Battle of Al Kasr al Kebir – the Moroccans defeat the Portuguese. King Sebastian of Portugal is killed in the battle, leaving his elderly uncle, Cardinal Henry, as his heir. This initiates a succession crisis in Portugal.
- 1791The Treaty of Sistova is signed, ending the Ottoman-Habsburg wars.
- 1944The Holocaust: a tip from a Dutch informer leads the Gestapo to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others.
- 1946An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.
- 1958The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the first time.
- 1965The Constitution of Cook Islands comes into force, giving the Cook Islands self-governing status within New Zealand.
- 1987The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine which had required radio and television stations to present controversial issues “fairly”.
- 1995Operation Storm begins in Croatia.
- 2005Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada’s 27th Governor General.
Who were born on August 4?
- 1719Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German mineralogist and geologist (d. 1767)
- 1910William Schuman, American composer (d. 1992)
- 1942David Lange, New Zealand politician (d. 2005)
- 1943Bjørn Wirkola, Norwegian ski jumper
- 1954Anatoliy Kinakh, Ukrainian politician
- 1960Dean Malenko, American professional wrestler
- 1962Paul Reynolds, British guitarist (A Flock of Seagulls)
- 1975Nikos Liberopoulos, Greek footballer
- 1985Luis Antonio Valencia, Ecuadorean footballer
- 1992Dylan Sprouse, American actor
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