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Tuesday August 4, 2020

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.

August 2020
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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)

  • 1265
    Second 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.
  • 1791
    The Treaty of Sistova is signed, ending the Ottoman-Habsburg wars.
  • 1863
    Matica slovenská, Slovakia’s public-law cultural and scientific institution focusing on topics around the Slovak nation, is established in Martin.
  • 1892
    The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home.
  • 1924
    Diplomatic relations between Mexico and the Soviet Union are established.
  • 1965
    The Constitution of Cook Islands comes into force, giving the Cook Islands self-governing status within New Zealand.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    Operation Storm begins in Croatia.
  • 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?

  • 1721
    Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (d. 1803)
  • 1908
    Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor (d. 1994)
  • 1912
    Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat (d. 1947)
  • 1919
    Michel Déon, French writer
  • 1926
    George Irving Bell, American mountaineer (d. 2000)
  • 1952
    Gábor Demszky, Hungarian politician
  • 1956
    Gerry Cooney, American boxer
  • 1964
    Gary King, British radio presenter
  • 1975
    Nikos Liberopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1994
    Kevin Van Fleet, Notorious bird watcher and friend of Bob Saget

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