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Sunday August 4, 2019

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2019

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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)

  • 70
    The destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans.
  • 1704
    War of the Spanish Succession: Gibraltar is captured by an English and Dutch fleet, commanded by Admiral Sir George Rooke and allied with Archduke Charles.
  • 1796
    French Revolutionary Wars: Napoleon leads the French Army of Italy to victory in the Battle of Lonato.
  • 1854
    The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships.
  • 1863
    Matica slovenská, Slovakia’s public-law cultural and scientific institution focusing on topics around the Slovak nation, is established in Martin.
  • 1977
    US President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating the United States Department of Energy.
  • 1989
    Licence to Kill goes on general cinema release in the United Kingdom.
  • 1991
    The Greek cruise ship Ship MTS sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
  • 2007
    NASA’s Phoenix spaceship is launched.
  • 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?

  • 1821
    Louis Vuitton, French designer (d. 1892)
  • 1906
    Marie-José of Belgium, consort of Umberto II of Italy (d. 2001)
  • 1926
    George Irving Bell, American mountaineer (d. 2000)
  • 1960
    Dean Malenko, American professional wrestler
  • 1962
    Roger Clemens, American baseball player
  • 1970
    Steve House, American mountaineer
  • 1971
    Jeff Gordon, American race car driver
  • 1975
    Nikos Liberopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1985
    Kina Grannis, American musician
  • 1985
    Mark Milligan, Australian footballer

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