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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 367Gratian, son of Roman Emperor Valentinian I, is named co-Augustus by his father and associated to the throne aged eight.
- 1327First War of Scottish Independence: James Douglas leads a raid into Weardale and almost kills Edward III of England.
- 1796French Revolutionary Wars: Napoleon leads the French Army of Italy to victory in the Battle of Lonato.
- 1821Atkinson & Alexander publish the Saturday Evening Post for the first time as a weekly newspaper.
- 1902The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens.
- 1916World War I: Liberia declares war on Germany.
- 1944The Holocaust: a tip from a Dutch informer leads the Gestapo to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others.
- 1974A bomb explodes in the Italicus Express train at San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy, killing 12 people and wounding 22.
- 1991The Greek cruise ship Ship MTS sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
- 1993A 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?
- 1792Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (d. 1822)
- 1821James Springer White, American theologian (d. 1881)
- 1906Marie-José of Belgium, consort of Umberto II of Italy (d. 2001)
- 1921Herb Ellis, American jazz guitarist (d. 2010)
- 1942Don S. Davis, American actor and painter (d. 2008)
- 1946Maureen Starkey, English ex-wife of Ringo Starr (d. 1994)
- 1956Gerry Cooney, American boxer
- 1973Marek Penksa, Slovak footballer
- 1977Frankie Kazarian, American professional wrestler
- 1992Dylan Sprouse, American actor
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