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Saturday August 4, 2018

August 4: Day of the Week

August 4, 2018 was the 216th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 149 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    World War I: Liberia declares war on Germany.
  • 1947
    The Supreme Court of Japan is established.
  • 1974
    A bomb explodes in the Italicus Express train at San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy, killing 12 people and wounding 22.
  • 1977
    US President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating the United States Department of Energy.
  • 1984
    The Republic of Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso.
  • 1987
    The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine which had required radio and television stations to present controversial issues “fairly”.
  • 1993
    A federal judge sentences LAPD officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell to 30 months in prison for violating motorist Rodney King’s civil rights.
  • 2006
    A 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?

  • 1884
    Béla Balázs, Hungarian-Jewish film critic, writer and poet (d. 1949)
  • 1909
    Saunders Mac Lane, American mathematician (d. 2005)
  • 1921
    Maurice Richard, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2000)
  • 1932
    Liang Congjie, Chinese environmentalist (d. 2010)
  • 1957
    John Wark, Scottish footballer
  • 1959
    Robbin Crosby, American guitarist (Ratt) (d. 2002)
  • 1966
    Kensuke Sasaki, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1969
    Michael DeLuise, American actor
  • 1972
    Stefan Brogren, Canadian actor
  • 1991
    Thiago Cardoso, Brazilian footballer

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