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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 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.

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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)

  • 1790
    A newly passed tariff act creates the Revenue Cutter Service (the forerunner of the United States Coast Guard).
  • 1796
    French Revolutionary Wars: Napoleon leads the French Army of Italy to victory in the Battle of Lonato.
  • 1873
    Indian 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.
  • 1902
    The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens.
  • 1946
    An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.
  • 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”.
  • 1991
    The Greek cruise ship Ship MTS sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
  • 2002
    Soham murders: 10 year old school girls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells go missing from the town of Soham, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
  • 2010
    California’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?

  • 1904
    Joe Tate, English footballer (d. 1973)
  • 1942
    Don S. Davis, American actor and painter (d. 2008)
  • 1943
    Vicente Alberto Álvarez Areces, Spanish politician
  • 1945
    Alan Mulally, American businessman
  • 1952
    Gábor Demszky, Hungarian politician
  • 1958
    Kym Karath, American actress
  • 1968
    Lee Mack, British comedian
  • 1968
    Marcus Schenkenberg, Swedish model
  • 1970
    Steven Jack, South African cricketer
  • 1985
    Crystal Bowersox, American singer

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