August 4: Day of the Week
August 4, 2021 was the 216th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 149 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 70The destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans.
- 1327First War of Scottish Independence: James Douglas leads a raid into Weardale and almost kills Edward III of England.
- 1791The Treaty of Sistova is signed, ending the Ottoman-Habsburg wars.
- 1824The Battle of Kos is fought between Turk and Greek forces.
- 1892The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home.
- 1936Prime Minister of Greece Ioannis Metaxas suspends parliament and the Constitution and establishes the 4th of August Regime.
- 1947The Supreme Court of Japan is established.
- 1964Gulf of Tonkin Incident: U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy report coming under attack in the Gulf of Tonkin.
- 1974A bomb explodes in the Italicus Express train at San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy, killing 12 people and wounding 22.
- 1977US President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating the United States Department of Energy.
Who were born on August 4?
- 1821Louis Vuitton, French designer (d. 1892)
- 1844Henri Berger, German composer and royal bandmaster (d. 1929)
- 1899Ezra Taft Benson, American religious figure (d. 1994)
- 1937David Bedford, English keyboardist and composer
- 1949John Riggins, American football player
- 1955Billy Bob Thornton, American actor and writer
- 1964Gary King, British radio presenter
- 1970John August, American screenwriter
- 1976Andrew McLeod, Australian rules footballer
- 1992Dylan Sprouse, American actor
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