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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 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.

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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.
  • 1532
    the Duchy of Brittany is annexed to the Kingdom of France.
  • 1790
    A newly passed tariff act creates the Revenue Cutter Service (the forerunner of the United States Coast Guard).
  • 1796
    French Revolutionary Wars: Napoleon leads the French Army of Italy to victory in the Battle of Lonato.
  • 1821
    Atkinson & Alexander publish the Saturday Evening Post for the first time as a weekly newspaper.
  • 1863
    Matica slovenská, Slovakia’s public-law cultural and scientific institution focusing on topics around the Slovak nation, is established in Martin.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    The Greek cruise ship Ship MTS sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.

Who were born on August 4?

  • 1521
    Pope Urban VII (d. 1590)
  • 1721
    Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (d. 1803)
  • 1904
    Witold Gombrowicz, Polish novelist and dramatist (d. 1969)
  • 1929
    Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor (d. 1987)
  • 1954
    François Valéry, French singer-songwriter and composer
  • 1959
    John Gormley, Irish politician
  • 1960
    Dean Malenko, American professional wrestler
  • 1969
    Max Cavalera, Brazilian vocalist and guitarist (Sepultura, Soulfly)
  • 1972
    Stefan Brogren, Canadian actor
  • 1973
    Marek Penksa, Slovak footballer

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