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Thursday August 4, 2022

August 4: Day of the Week

August 4, 2022 is the 216th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 149 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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

August 2022

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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.
  • 1578
    Battle 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.
  • 1704
    War of the Spanish Succession: Gibraltar is captured by an English and Dutch fleet, commanded by Admiral Sir George Rooke and allied with Archduke Charles.
  • 1790
    A newly passed tariff act creates the Revenue Cutter Service (the forerunner of the United States Coast Guard).
  • 1824
    The Battle of Kos is fought between Turk and Greek forces.
  • 1914
    World War I: Germany invades Belgium. In response, the United Kingdom declares war on Germany. The United States declare their neutrality.
  • 1916
    World War I: Liberia declares war on Germany.
  • 1977
    US President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating the United States Department of Energy.
  • 2005
    Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada’s 27th Governor General.
  • 2010
    California’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?

  • 1290
    Duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326)
  • 1805
    William Rowan Hamilton, Irish mathematician (d. 1865)
  • 1821
    James Springer White, American theologian (d. 1881)
  • 1899
    Ezra Taft Benson, American religious figure (d. 1994)
  • 1921
    Maurice Richard, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2000)
  • 1957
    Brooks D. Simpson, American historian
  • 1967
    Michael Marsh, American sprinter
  • 1975
    Andy Hallett, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1984
    Mardy Collins, American basketball player
  • 1985
    Crystal Bowersox, American singer

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