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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1790A newly passed tariff act creates the Revenue Cutter Service (the forerunner of the United States Coast Guard).
- 1796French Revolutionary Wars: Napoleon leads the French Army of Italy to victory in the Battle of Lonato.
- 1873Indian 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.
- 1902The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens.
- 1946An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.
- 1984The Republic of Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso.
- 1987The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine which had required radio and television stations to present controversial issues “fairly”.
- 1991The Greek cruise ship Ship MTS sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
- 2002Soham murders: 10 year old school girls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells go missing from the town of Soham, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
- 2010California’s Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state’s voters in 2008, is overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger.
Who were born on August 4?
- 1904Joe Tate, English footballer (d. 1973)
- 1942Don S. Davis, American actor and painter (d. 2008)
- 1943Vicente Alberto Álvarez Areces, Spanish politician
- 1945Alan Mulally, American businessman
- 1952Gábor Demszky, Hungarian politician
- 1958Kym Karath, American actress
- 1968Lee Mack, British comedian
- 1968Marcus Schenkenberg, Swedish model
- 1970Steven Jack, South African cricketer
- 1985Crystal Bowersox, American singer
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