August 4: Day of the Week
August 4, 2019 was the 216th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 149 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 367Gratian, son of Roman Emperor Valentinian I, is named co-Augustus by his father and associated to the throne aged eight.
- 1532the Duchy of Brittany is annexed to the Kingdom of France.
- 1790A newly passed tariff act creates the Revenue Cutter Service (the forerunner of the United States Coast Guard).
- 1796French Revolutionary Wars: Napoleon leads the French Army of Italy to victory in the Battle of Lonato.
- 1821Atkinson & Alexander publish the Saturday Evening Post for the first time as a weekly newspaper.
- 1863Matica slovenská, Slovakia’s public-law cultural and scientific institution focusing on topics around the Slovak nation, is established in Martin.
- 1873Indian 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.
- 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.
- 1975The 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.
- 1991The Greek cruise ship Ship MTS sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
Who were born on August 4?
- 1521Pope Urban VII (d. 1590)
- 1721Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (d. 1803)
- 1904Witold Gombrowicz, Polish novelist and dramatist (d. 1969)
- 1929Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor (d. 1987)
- 1954François Valéry, French singer-songwriter and composer
- 1959John Gormley, Irish politician
- 1960Dean Malenko, American professional wrestler
- 1969Max Cavalera, Brazilian vocalist and guitarist (Sepultura, Soulfly)
- 1972Stefan Brogren, Canadian actor
- 1973Marek Penksa, Slovak footballer
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