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Wednesday August 4, 2021

August 4: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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

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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)

  • 367
    Gratian, son of Roman Emperor Valentinian I, is named co-Augustus by his father and associated to the throne aged eight.
  • 1327
    First War of Scottish Independence: James Douglas leads a raid into Weardale and almost kills Edward III of England.
  • 1796
    French Revolutionary Wars: Napoleon leads the French Army of Italy to victory in the Battle of Lonato.
  • 1821
    Atkinson & Alexander publish the Saturday Evening Post for the first time as a weekly newspaper.
  • 1902
    The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens.
  • 1916
    World War I: Liberia declares war on Germany.
  • 1944
    The 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.
  • 1974
    A bomb explodes in the Italicus Express train at San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy, killing 12 people and wounding 22.
  • 1991
    The Greek cruise ship Ship MTS sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
  • 1993
    A federal judge sentences LAPD officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell to 30 months in prison for violating motorist Rodney King’s civil rights.

Who were born on August 4?

  • 1792
    Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (d. 1822)
  • 1821
    James Springer White, American theologian (d. 1881)
  • 1906
    Marie-José of Belgium, consort of Umberto II of Italy (d. 2001)
  • 1921
    Herb Ellis, American jazz guitarist (d. 2010)
  • 1942
    Don S. Davis, American actor and painter (d. 2008)
  • 1946
    Maureen Starkey, English ex-wife of Ringo Starr (d. 1994)
  • 1956
    Gerry Cooney, American boxer
  • 1973
    Marek Penksa, Slovak footballer
  • 1977
    Frankie Kazarian, American professional wrestler
  • 1992
    Dylan Sprouse, American actor

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