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Sunday August 4, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 1327
    First War of Scottish Independence: James Douglas leads a raid into Weardale and almost kills Edward III of England.
  • 1532
    the Duchy of Brittany is annexed to the Kingdom of France.
  • 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.
  • 1873
    Indian Wars: whilst protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer clashes for the first time with the Sioux near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed.
  • 1906
    Central Railway Station, Sydney opens.
  • 1916
    World War I: Liberia declares war on Germany.
  • 1964
    American civil rights movement: civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are found dead in Mississippi after disappearing on June 21.
  • 1975
    The Japanese Red Army takes more than 50 hostages at the AIA Building housing several embassies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The hostages include the U.S. consul and the Swedish chargé d’affaires. The gunmen win the release of five imprisoned comrades and fly with them to Libya.
  • 2002
    Soham murders: 10 year old school girls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells go missing from the town of Soham, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
  • 2007
    Airport police officer María del Luján Telpuk discovers a suitcase containing the undeclared sum of US$800,000 as it goes through an x-ray machine in Aeroparque Jorge Newbery in Buenos Aires, sparking an international scandal involving Venezuela and Argentina known as “Maletinazo”.

Who were born on August 4?

  • 1821
    James Springer White, American theologian (d. 1881)
  • 1839
    Walter Pater, English essayist and critic (d. 1894)
  • 1899
    Ezra Taft Benson, American religious figure (d. 1994)
  • 1906
    Eugen Schuhmacher, German zoologist (d. 1973)
  • 1908
    Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor (d. 1994)
  • 1932
    Liang Congjie, Chinese environmentalist (d. 2010)
  • 1940
    Larry Knechtel, keyboard and bass player (d. 2009)
  • 1942
    David Lange, New Zealand politician (d. 2005)
  • 1961
    Lauren Tom, American actress
  • 1964
    Gary King, British radio presenter

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