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Wednesday August 4, 2021

August 4: Day of the Week

August 4, 2021 is the 216th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 149 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

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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)

  • 1327
    First War of Scottish Independence: James Douglas leads a raid into Weardale and almost kills Edward III of England.
  • 1789
    In France members of the National Constituent Assembly take an oath to end feudalism and abandon their privileges.
  • 1916
    World War I: Liberia declares war on Germany.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    The Constitution of Cook Islands comes into force, giving the Cook Islands self-governing status within New Zealand.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    The Republic of Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso.
  • 1987
    The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine which had required radio and television stations to present controversial issues “fairly”.
  • 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.

Who were born on August 4?

  • 1792
    Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (d. 1822)
  • 1899
    Ezra Taft Benson, American religious figure (d. 1994)
  • 1901
    Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (d. 1971)
  • 1930
    Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iranian Shi'a cleric
  • 1942
    Don S. Davis, American actor and painter (d. 2008)
  • 1967
    Timothy Adams, American actor
  • 1975
    Daniella van Graas, Dutch model and actress
  • 1976
    Andrew McLeod, Australian rules footballer
  • 1981
    Marques Houston, American singer (IMx) and actor
  • 1992
    Dylan Sprouse, American actor

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