August 4: Day of the Week
August 4, 2019 is the 216th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 149 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1327First War of Scottish Independence: James Douglas leads a raid into Weardale and almost kills Edward III of England.
- 1693Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon’s invention of Champagne, although he actually did not have anything to do with sparkling wine.
- 1791The Treaty of Sistova is signed, ending the Ottoman-Habsburg wars.
- 1824The Battle of Kos is fought between Turk and Greek forces.
- 1906Central Railway Station, Sydney opens.
- 1914World War I: Germany invades Belgium. In response, the United Kingdom declares war on Germany. The United States declare their neutrality.
- 1924Diplomatic relations between Mexico and the Soviet Union are established.
- 1969Vietnam War: at the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, American representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy begin secret peace negotiations. The negotiations will eventually fail.
- 1989Licence to Kill goes on general cinema release in the United Kingdom.
- 2006A massacre, is carried out by Sri Lankan government forces, killing 17 employees of the French INGO Action Against Hunger (known internationally as Action Contre la Faim, or ACF).
Who were born on August 4?
- 1719Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German mineralogist and geologist (d. 1767)
- 1870Sir Harry Lauder, Scottish entertainer (d. 1950)
- 1891Margit Makay, Hungarian actress (d. 1989)
- 1942David Lange, New Zealand politician (d. 2005)
- 1959Robbin Crosby, American guitarist (Ratt) (d. 2002)
- 1967Michael Marsh, American sprinter
- 1981Marques Houston, American singer (IMx) and actor
- 1985Kina Grannis, American musician
- 1985Luis Antonio Valencia, Ecuadorean footballer
- 1992Tiffany Evans, American singer
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