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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
- 1704War of the Spanish Succession: Gibraltar is captured by an English and Dutch fleet, commanded by Admiral Sir George Rooke and allied with Archduke Charles.
- 1796French Revolutionary Wars: Napoleon leads the French Army of Italy to victory in the Battle of Lonato.
- 1854The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships.
- 1863Matica slovenská, Slovakia’s public-law cultural and scientific institution focusing on topics around the Slovak nation, is established in Martin.
- 1977US President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating the United States Department of Energy.
- 1989Licence to Kill goes on general cinema release in the United Kingdom.
- 1991The Greek cruise ship Ship MTS sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
- 2007NASA’s Phoenix spaceship is launched.
- 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?
- 1821Louis Vuitton, French designer (d. 1892)
- 1906Marie-José of Belgium, consort of Umberto II of Italy (d. 2001)
- 1926George Irving Bell, American mountaineer (d. 2000)
- 1960Dean Malenko, American professional wrestler
- 1962Roger Clemens, American baseball player
- 1970Steve House, American mountaineer
- 1971Jeff Gordon, American race car driver
- 1975Nikos Liberopoulos, Greek footballer
- 1985Kina Grannis, American musician
- 1985Mark Milligan, Australian footballer
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