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)
- 1265Second Barons’ War: Battle of Evesham – the army of Prince Edward (the future king Edward I of England) defeats the forces of rebellious barons led by Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, killing de Montfort and many of his allies.
- 1791The Treaty of Sistova is signed, ending the Ottoman-Habsburg wars.
- 1863Matica slovenská, Slovakia’s public-law cultural and scientific institution focusing on topics around the Slovak nation, is established in Martin.
- 1892The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home.
- 1924Diplomatic relations between Mexico and the Soviet Union are established.
- 1965The Constitution of Cook Islands comes into force, giving the Cook Islands self-governing status within New Zealand.
- 1974A bomb explodes in the Italicus Express train at San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy, killing 12 people and wounding 22.
- 1991The Greek cruise ship Ship MTS sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
- 1995Operation Storm begins in Croatia.
- 2010California’s Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state’s voters in 2008, is overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger.
Who were born on August 4?
- 1721Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (d. 1803)
- 1908Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor (d. 1994)
- 1912Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat (d. 1947)
- 1919Michel Déon, French writer
- 1926George Irving Bell, American mountaineer (d. 2000)
- 1952Gábor Demszky, Hungarian politician
- 1956Gerry Cooney, American boxer
- 1964Gary King, British radio presenter
- 1975Nikos Liberopoulos, Greek footballer
- 1994Kevin Van Fleet, Notorious bird watcher and friend of Bob Saget
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