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Tuesday August 4, 2020

August 4: Day of the Week

August 4, 2020 is the 217th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 149 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 367
    Gratian, son of Roman Emperor Valentinian I, is named co-Augustus by his father and associated to the throne aged eight.
  • 1327
    First War of Scottish Independence: James Douglas leads a raid into Weardale and almost kills Edward III of England.
  • 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.
  • 1924
    Diplomatic relations between Mexico and the Soviet Union are established.
  • 1936
    Prime Minister of Greece Ioannis Metaxas suspends parliament and the Constitution and establishes the 4th of August Regime.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    Vietnam 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    NASA’s Phoenix spaceship is launched.

Who were born on August 4?

  • 1876
    Giovanni Giuriati, Italian politician (d. 1970)
  • 1937
    David Bedford, English keyboardist and composer
  • 1962
    Roger Clemens, American baseball player
  • 1964
    Andrew Bartlett, Australian politician and activist
  • 1974
    Keenan Milton, American professional skater (d. 2001)
  • 1976
    Andrew McLeod, Australian rules footballer
  • 1980
    Richard Dawson, English cricketer
  • 1981
    Marques Houston, American singer (IMx) and actor
  • 1985
    Crystal Bowersox, American singer
  • 2001
    Seishiro Kato, Japanese actor

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