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    • August 4, 0070 The destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans.

    • August 4, 0181 Supernova seen in Cassiopia

    • August 4, 1060 "France's Henri I dies August 4 at age 52 and is succeeded by his son of 8, who will reign until 1108 as Philip I
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    • August 4, 1265 "Second Barons' War: Battle of Evesham - The army of Prince Edward (future Edward I of England) defeated the forces of rebellious barons led by Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester; killing de Montfort and many of his allies. (This is sometimes considered the end of the age of chivalry in England.)"

    • August 4, 1265 "Simon de Montfort English baron, dies in battle"

    • August 4, 1526 "Juan Sebasti?n Cano Spanish explorer, dies"

    • August 4, 1578 "Battle of Al Kasr al Kebir - Moroccans defeat Portuguese. King Sebastian of Portugal is defeated and killed in North Africa, leaving his elderly uncle, Cardinal Henry, as his heir. This initiates a succession crisis in Portugal."

    • August 4, 1578 "Battle of Alcazarquivir, Morrocans defeat Portugeese"

    • August 4, 1693 Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon's invention of Champagne.

    • August 4, 1693 Dom Perignon invents champagne

    • August 4, 1735 Jury acquits John Zenger (NY Weekly Journal) charged with seditious libel by royal governor of NY (victory for Freedom of press)

    • August 4, 1753 George Washington becomes a Master Mason

    • August 4, 1777 Retired British cavalry officer Philip Astley establishes first circus

    • August 4, 1789 In France members of the National Constituent Assembly take an oath to end feudalism and abandon their privileges.

    • August 4, 1790 A newly passed tariff act creates the Revenue Cutter Service (the forerunner of the United States Coast Guard).

    • August 4, 1790 US Coast Guard founded as Revenue Cutter Service

    • August 4, 1821 Atkinson & Alexander publish the Saturday Evening Post for the first time as a weekly newspaper.

    • August 4, 1824 Battle of Kos fought between Turks and Greeks.

    • August 4, 1830 Plans for the city of Chicago laid out

    • August 4, 1854 The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships.

    • August 4, 1858 First trans-Atlantic cable completed

    • August 4, 1864 "Land & naval action new Brazos Santiago, Texas"

    • August 4, 1873 "Indian Wars: Whilst protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, clash for the first time with the Sioux (near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed)."

    • August 4, 1881 "122? F (50? C), Seville, Spain (European record)"

    • August 4, 1891 George Washington Williams dies at 41 in Blackpool England

    • August 4, 1892 "Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden and axe murderess arrested in Fall River, Mass"

    • August 4, 1892 "The family of Lizzie Borden is found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home."

    • August 4, 1902 Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens.

    • August 4, 1906 "Central Railway Station, Sydney opens."

    • August 4, 1914 "Australia pledges a force of 20,000 to be placed at Britain's disposal"

    • August 4, 1914 Britain declares war on Germany

    • August 4, 1914 "World War I: Germany invades Belgium; in response, the United Kingdom declares war on Germany. The United States proclaims neutrality."

    • August 4, 1916 US agrees to buy Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million

    • August 4, 1916 World War I: Liberia declares war on Germany.

    • August 4, 1925 US marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation

    • August 4, 1927 Peace Bridge between US & Canada opened

    • August 4, 1936 "Greek General Ioannis Metaxas, leader of the 4th of August Regime, suspends parliament and the Constitution and declares himself dictator."

    • August 4, 1944 "Anne Frank, 15, (Diary of Anne Frank) is arrested by Nazis"

    • August 4, 1944 Holocaust: A tip from a Dutch informer leads the Gestapo to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse where they find Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family.

    • August 4, 1947 Birthdate of the Medical Service Corps

    • August 4, 1947 The Supreme Court of Japan is established.

    • August 4, 1948 5 day southern filibuster succeeds in maintaining poll tax

    • August 4, 1953 Black families move into Trumbull Park housing project in Chicago

    • August 4, 1954 "Government of Pakistan approves the National Anthem, written by Hafeez Jullundhry and composed by Ahmed G. Chagla."

    • August 4, 1956 First motorcycle driven over 200 mph

    • August 4, 1958 Dumont TV Network crumbles

    • August 4, 1960 Number one hit on UK music charts - Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shakin' All Over

    • August 4, 1960 "Rocket propelled USAF research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH"

    • August 4, 1961 "108? F, Spokane, WA"

    • August 4, 1961 PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS BORN ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII - USA

    • August 4, 1961 "Spokane, Washington reaches 108 degrees Fahrenheit"

    • August 4, 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."

    • August 4, 1964 "Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James Chaney found buried inside an earthen dam in Mississippi"

    • August 4, 1966 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Troggs - With A Girl Like You

    • August 4, 1967 British pirate radio station Radio 355 goes off the air

    • August 4, 1968 "100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, Calif"

    • August 4, 1969 "Vietnam War: At the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, US representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy begin secret peace negotiations. The negotiations will eventually fail."

    • August 4, 1969 Willie Stargell is first to hit a HR outside of Dodger Stadium

    • August 4, 1970 Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness

    • August 4, 1971 The US launches first satellite into lunar orbit from a manned spacecraft

    • August 4, 1971 US launches first satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft

    • August 4, 1973 "Eddie Condon jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68"

    • August 4, 1974 Crawford-Butler Act allows Puerto Ricans to elect own governor

    • August 4, 1975 "The Japanese Red Army takes more than 50 hostages at the AIA Building housing several embassies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The hostages included the U.S. consul and the Swedish charge d'affaires. The gunmen win the release of five imprisoned comrades and fly with them to Libya."

    • August 4, 1977 Pres Carter establishes Dept of Energy

    • August 4, 1977 US President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating the United States Department of Energy.

    • August 4, 1981 Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank for STS-2 mission

    • August 4, 1981 "Melvyn Douglas actor, dies at 80"

    • August 4, 1981 Oliver North is assigned to White House duty

    • August 4, 1984 Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics

    • August 4, 1984 "Edmon Ryan actor, dies at 79 of a heart attack"

    • August 4, 1984 "Mary Miles Minter silent screen star, dies at 82 of heart failure"

    • August 4, 1984 "Prince's ""Purple Rain,"" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 24 weeks"

    • August 4, 1984 Republic of Upper Volta becomes Bourkina Fasso (National Day)

    • August 4, 1984 The African republic Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso.

    • August 4, 1984 "Walter Burke actor, dies at 75 of emphysema"

    • August 4, 1987 FCC vote 4-0 to rescind fairness doctrine for broadcasters

    • August 4, 1988 "Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II"

    • August 4, 1988 Hertz car rental to pay out $23 million in consumer fraud case

    • August 4, 1988 Hertz car rental will pay out $23 million in consumer fraud case

    • August 4, 1990 European community proposes a boycott of Iraq

    • August 4, 1991 The Greek cruise ship Oceanos sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.

    • August 4, 1991 "The world's largest hamburger, weighing over 4 tons (about 3750 kg), is made at a county fair in Seymour, Wisconsin."

    • August 4, 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.

    • August 4, 1995 Operation Storm begins in Croatia.

    • August 4, 1996 "26th Olympic Summer games close in Atlanta, Georgia"

    • August 4, 1997 "185,000 Teamsters union United Parcel Service drivers walk off the job."

    • August 4, 1997 "Jeanne Calment, the world's oldest person, died at 122 ."

    • August 4, 2002 "Soham murders: 10 year old school girls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells go missing from the town of Soham, Cambridgeshire."

    • August 4, 2005 Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michalle Jean will be Canada's 27th and first black Governor General.

    • August 4, 2006 "Dame Silvia Cartwright steps down as the Governor-General of New Zealand and was replaced by The Honourable Anand Satyanand, who was sworn in on 23 August."

    • August 4, 2009 "5,300 people flee flames which thousands of firefighters fight in British Columbia."

    • August 4, 2009 "A European Commission report finds that more than 50% of all Europeans regularly surf the Internet, up 33% in five years."

    • August 4, 2009 A referendum on whether to extend Mamadou Tandja's presidency for a third term is held in Niger.

    • August 4, 2009 About 100 Algerians and Chinese clash in Algiers.

    • August 4, 2009 "After a public demonstration in support, a High Court judge in Ireland orders the release of Thomas Cook staff, including one woman who went into labour, who were arrested after occupying the company's premises on Grafton Street, Dublin."

    • August 4, 2009 "Amos Kenan, Israeli columnist, painter, sculptor, playwright, novelist and leading intellectual of Canaanism died at the age of 82 in Israel, his funeral is scheduled for Thursday, August 6th, at a kibbutz cemetery in central Israel."

    • August 4, 2009 "Bangkok Airways Flight PG 266 crashes into a disused control tower at Samui Airport on the island of Ko Samui, Thailand, killing at least one person."

    • August 4, 2009 "Burundian police detain opposition leader and former journalist Alexis Sinduhije at Ruyigi in eastern Burundi, where he is accused of hosting an illegal meeting."

    • August 4, 2009 "Former United States President Bill Clinton arrives in Pyongyang, North Korea, and secures the freedom of two detained American journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee."

    • August 4, 2009 "Georgia urges the European Union and United States to help avert a new war with Russia, as tensions escalate ahead of the first anniversary of the 2008 South Ossetia war."

    • August 4, 2009 Gotland governor Marianne Samuelsson is forced to resign after she was taped arguing that a local businessman should be given favourable treatment.

    • August 4, 2009 "John Yettaw, detained in Burma for making an uninvited visit to Aung San Suu Kyi, is taken to hospital suffering seizures."

    • August 4, 2009 "Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki commutes the sentences of more than 4,000 death row inmates to life imprisonment."

    • August 4, 2009 Nigerian airport officials release an Ukranian aircraft and its crew arrested in June with an arms cargo bound for Equatorial Guinea. (

    • August 4, 2009 Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua orders an investigation into the recent sectarian violence in the north of the country.

    • August 4, 2009 Opposition groups in Iran call for further protests ahead of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's inauguration.

    • August 4, 2009 Police in Australia foil a major terror operation involving a suicide attack on a military base understood to be Holsworthy Barracks on Sydney's western outskirts.

    • August 4, 2009 "Pro-government activist, Lina Ron, surrenders to Venezuelan authorities one day after attacking opposition television station Globovisi¢n. President Hugo Ch vez condemns the attack, saying it helps his opponents brand him as a tyrant."

    • August 4, 2009 Russia establishes combat readiness of its troops in South Ossetia due to the situation.

    • August 4, 2009 South Ossetian separatists throw grenades into Georgian and Russian checkpoints.

    • August 4, 2009 "The Russian and U.S. Presidents discuss in a phone conversation the Georgian situation and ?the need to decrease tensions in the region,? America's White House claims"

    • August 4, 2009 The trial of a Sudanese woman accused of public indecency after wearing trousers is adjourned for a second time after police disperse protesters outside the court.

    • August 4, 2009 UBS remains cautious about its prospects after client withdrawals spurred by protracted U.S. tax litigation drags the Swiss bank into another big quarterly loss.







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