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August 4th, 2007 (August 04 2007)EventNASA s Phoenix spaceship is launched.
August 4th, 2007 (August 04 2007)DeathLee Hazlewood, American country singer, songwriter and producer (born in 1929)
August 4th, 2006 (August 04 2006)EventDame 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 4th, 2005 (August 04 2005)EventPrime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaelle Jean will be Canada s 27th - and first black - Governor General.Paul Martin Quotes
August 4th, 2005 (August 04 2005)DeathAnatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist (born in 1932)
August 4th, 2003 (August 04 2003)DeathFrederick Chapman Robbins, American Nobel Prize Laureate (born in 1916)
August 4th, 2002 (August 04 2002)EventSoham murders: 10 year old school girls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells go missing from the town of Soham, Cambridgeshire.
August 4th, 2002 (August 04 2002)DeathHolly Wells & Jessica Chapman, Soham murder victims (born in 1991, 1991)
August 4th, 2001 (August 04 2001)DeathLorenzo Music, American actor (born in 1937)
August 4th, 2000 (August 04 2000)DeathLeslie Glass, American adult film actress (born in 1963)
August 4th, 1999 (August 04 1999)DeathVictor Mature, American actor (born in 1915)
August 4th, 1998 (August 04 1998)DeathYuri Artyukhin, cosmonaut (born in 1930)
August 4th, 1997 (August 04 1997)Event185,000 Teamsters union United Parcel Service drivers walk off the job.
August 4th, 1997 (August 04 1997)DeathJeanne Calment, French supercentenarian; world s oldest ever-human (born in 1875)
August 4th, 1996 (August 04 1996)DeathGeoff Hamilton, British gardener and broadcaster (born in 1936)
August 4th, 1995 (August 04 1995)EventOperation Storm begins in Croatia.
August 4th, 1993 (August 04 1993)EventA federal judge sentences LAPD officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell to 30 months in prison for violating motorist Rodney King s civil rights.
August 4th, 1992 (August 04 1992)BirthTiffany Evans, American singer Evans Quotes
August 4th, 1992 (August 04 1992)BirthDylan and Cole Sprouse, Italian-born American child actors (Suite Life of Zack and Cody)
August 4th, 1992 (August 04 1992)DeathSeicho Matsumoto, Japanese writer and journalist (born in 1909)
August 4th, 1991 (August 04 1991)EventThe Greek cruise ship Oceanos sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
August 4th, 1989 (August 04 1989)BirthJessica Mauboy, Australian Idol contestant
August 4th, 1989 (August 04 1989)BirthAshley Biggin, American actor
August 4th, 1987 (August 04 1987)EventThe Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine which had required radio and television stations to "fairly" present controversial issues.
August 4th, 1985 (August 04 1985)BirthHa Seung-Jin, Korean basketball player
August 4th, 1985 (August 04 1985)BirthLuis Antonio Valencia, Ecuadorean footballer
August 4th, 1985 (August 04 1985)BirthMark Milligan, Australian footballer
August 4th, 1984 (August 04 1984)EventThe African republic Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso.
August 4th, 1982 (August 04 1982)DeathBruce Goff, American Architect (born in 1904)
August 4th, 1981 (August 04 1981)BirthMarques Houston, American singer and actor (IMx)
August 4th, 1981 (August 04 1981)BirthFrederick Bousquet, French swimmer
August 4th, 1981 (August 04 1981)BirthBen Scott, English cricketer
August 4th, 1981 (August 04 1981)BirthAbigail Spencer, American actress
August 4th, 1981 (August 04 1981)DeathMelvyn Douglas, American actor (born in 1901)
August 4th, 1980 (August 04 1980)BirthDingdong Dantes, Filipino actor
August 4th, 1978 (August 04 1978)BirthKurt Busch, American race car driver
August 4th, 1977 (August 04 1977)EventUS President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating the United States Department of Energy.Jimmy Carter Quotes
August 4th, 1977 (August 04 1977)BirthLuis Boa Morte, Portuguese footballer
August 4th, 1977 (August 04 1977)BirthFrankie Kazarian, American professional wrestler
August 4th, 1976 (August 04 1976)DeathRoy Herbert Thomson, Canadian publisher (born in 1894)
August 4th, 1976 (August 04 1976)DeathEnrique Angelelli, Argentine bishop
August 4th, 1975 (August 04 1975)EventThe 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 4th, 1975 (August 04 1975)BirthDaniella van Graas, Dutch model and actress
August 4th, 1975 (August 04 1975)BirthAndy Hallett, American actor
August 4th, 1974 (August 04 1974)BirthKily Gonzalez, Argentine footballer
August 4th, 1974 (August 04 1974)BirthKeenan Milton, Professional Skater
August 4th, 1973 (August 04 1973)BirthXavier Marchand, French swimmer
August 4th, 1973 (August 04 1973)BirthEva Amaral, Spanish singer and songwriter
August 4th, 1972 (August 04 1972)BirthStefan Brogren, Canadian actor
August 4th, 1971 (August 04 1971)BirthJeff Gordon, American race car driver
August 4th, 1970 (August 04 1970)EventThe destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans.
August 4th, 1970 (August 04 1970)BirthJohn August, American screenwriter
August 4th, 1969 (August 04 1969)EventVietnam War: At the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, U.S. representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy begin secret peace negotiations. The negotiations will eventually fail.Henry Kissinger Quotes
August 4th, 1969 (August 04 1969)BirthTroy O Leary, American baseball player
August 4th, 1969 (August 04 1969)BirthMichael DeLuise, American actor
August 4th, 1968 (August 04 1968)BirthDaniel Dae Kim, American actor
August 4th, 1968 (August 04 1968)BirthMarcus Schenkenberg, Swedish model
August 4th, 1967 (August 04 1967)BirthTimothy Adams, American actor
August 4th, 1967 (August 04 1967)BirthMike Marsh, American athlete
August 4th, 1967 (August 04 1967)DeathPeter Smith, English cricketer (born in 1908)
August 4th, 1966 (August 04 1966)BirthKensuke Sasaki, Japanese professional wrestler Saki Quotes
August 4th, 1965 (August 04 1965)BirthFredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish politician
August 4th, 1965 (August 04 1965)BirthDennis Lehane, American crime writer
August 4th, 1964 (August 04 1964)EventAmerican civil rights movement: Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are found dead in Mississippi after disappearing on June 21.
August 4th, 1964 (August 04 1964)EventVietnam War: United States destroyers USS Maddox and USS C. Turner Joy report coming attack in the Gulf of Tonkin. The destroyers open fire at what they believed were Vietnam People s Army torpedo boats, although subsequent work has raised doubts the targets were real. This engagement became known as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident.Ted Turner Quotes
August 4th, 1964 (August 04 1964)BirthAndrew Bartlett, Australian politician
August 4th, 1963 (August 04 1963)BirthGary King, British DJ
August 4th, 1962 (August 04 1962)BirthRoger Clemens, American baseball player
August 4th, 1962 (August 04 1962)BirthPaul Reynolds, British musician
August 4th, 1961 (August 04 1961)BirthBarack Obama, American politicianBarack Obama Quotes
August 4th, 1961 (August 04 1961)BirthLauren Tom, American actress
August 4th, 1960 (August 04 1960)BirthDean Malenko, American professional wrestler
August 4th, 1960 (August 04 1960)BirthJose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Spanish politician
August 4th, 1960 (August 04 1960)BirthBernard Rose, English director
August 4th, 1960 (August 04 1960)BirthTim Winton, Australian author
August 4th, 1959 (August 04 1959)BirthRobbin Crosby, American musician (Ratt) (died in 2002)
August 4th, 1959 (August 04 1959)BirthJohn Gormley, Irish politician
August 4th, 1958 (August 04 1958)BirthMary Decker, American athlete
August 4th, 1958 (August 04 1958)BirthAllison Hedge Coke, American poet and writer
August 4th, 1958 (August 04 1958)BirthKym Karath, American actress
August 4th, 1958 (August 04 1958)BirthIan Broudie, English Music Producer and Lightning Seeds vocalist
August 4th, 1958 (August 04 1958)DeathEthel Anderson, Australian poet (born in 1883)
August 4th, 1957 (August 04 1957)BirthJohn Wark, Scottish footballerJohn Scott Quotes
August 4th, 1957 (August 04 1957)BirthBrooks D. Simpson, American historian
August 4th, 1957 (August 04 1957)DeathWashington Luis Pereira de Sousa, President of Brazil (born in 1869)
August 4th, 1956 (August 04 1956)BirthGerry Cooney, American boxer
August 4th, 1955 (August 04 1955)BirthBilly Bob Thornton, American actor and writer
August 4th, 1955 (August 04 1955)BirthGerrie Coetzee, South African boxer
August 4th, 1955 (August 04 1955)BirthAlberto Gonzales, American U.S. Attorney General
August 4th, 1954 (August 04 1954)EventGovernment of Pakistan approves the National Anthem, written by Hafeez Jullundhry and composed by Ahmed G. Chagla.
August 4th, 1952 (August 04 1952)BirthMoya Brennan, Irish singer
August 4th, 1952 (August 04 1952)BirthGabor Demszky, Hungarian politician
August 4th, 1949 (August 04 1949)BirthJohn Riggins, American football player
August 4th, 1948 (August 04 1948)BirthJohnny Grubb, American baseball player
August 4th, 1947 (August 04 1947)EventThe Supreme Court of Japan is established.
August 4th, 1947 (August 04 1947)BirthKlaus Schulze, German composer
August 4th, 1946 (August 04 1946)Event1946 Dominican Republic earthquakeearthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 killed, 20,000 left homeless.
August 4th, 1946 (August 04 1946)BirthMaureen Starkey, ex-wife of Ringo Starr (died in 1994)Ringo Starr Quotes
August 4th, 1944 (August 04 1944)EventHolocaust: 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.Anne Frank Quotes
August 4th, 1944 (August 04 1944)BirthRichard Belzer, American actor and comedian
August 4th, 1944 (August 04 1944)BirthDoudou Ndoye?, Senegalese lawyer and politician
August 4th, 1943 (August 04 1943)BirthBjorn Wirkola, Norwegian ski jumper
August 4th, 1942 (August 04 1942)BirthDon S. Davis, American actor
August 4th, 1942 (August 04 1942)BirthCleon Jones, American baseball player
August 4th, 1942 (August 04 1942)BirthDavid Lange, New Zealand politician (died in 2005)
August 4th, 1941 (August 04 1941)BirthMartin Jarvis, English actor
August 4th, 1940 (August 04 1940)BirthAbdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia
August 4th, 1940 (August 04 1940)BirthTimi Yuro, American singer (died in 2004)
August 4th, 1938 (August 04 1938)BirthEllen Schrecker, American college professor
August 4th, 1938 (August 04 1938)DeathPearl White, American actress (born in 1889)
August 4th, 1937 (August 04 1937)BirthDavid Bedford, English musician
August 4th, 1936 (August 04 1936)EventGreek General Ioannis Metaxas, leader of the 4th of August Regime, suspends parliament and the Constitution and declares himself dictator.
August 4th, 1936 (August 04 1936)BirthAssia Djebar, Algerian writer and filmmaker
August 4th, 1930 (August 04 1930)BirthGrand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, one of the most senior shia clerics of the 21st century.
August 4th, 1929 (August 04 1929)BirthKishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor (died in 1987)
August 4th, 1928 (August 04 1928)BirthChristian Goethals, Belgian racing driver (died in 2003)
August 4th, 1927 (August 04 1927)BirthJess Thomas, American tenor (died in 1993)
August 4th, 1924 (August 04 1924)EventThe diplomatic relations between Mexico and the Soviet Union were established.
August 4th, 1923 (August 04 1923)BirthMushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Pakistani satirical and humor writer
August 4th, 1923 (August 04 1923)BirthReg Grundy, Australian media and television mogul
August 4th, 1921 (August 04 1921)BirthMaurice Richard, Canadian ice hockey player (died in 2000)
August 4th, 1920 (August 04 1920)BirthHelen Thomas, American journalist
August 4th, 1918 (August 04 1918)BirthIceberg Slim, popular African-American author also known as Robert Beck (died in 1992)
August 4th, 1916 (August 04 1916)EventWorld War I: Liberia declares war on Germany.
August 4th, 1915 (August 04 1915)BirthWarren Avis, founder of Avis car rentals (died in 2007)
August 4th, 1914 (August 04 1914)EventWorld War I: Germany invades Belgium; in response, the United Kingdom declares war on Germany. The United States proclaims neutrality.
August 4th, 1913 (August 04 1913)BirthRobert Hayden, American poet (died in 1980)
August 4th, 1912 (August 04 1912)BirthAleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer (died in 1999) Philo Quotes
August 4th, 1912 (August 04 1912)BirthRaoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat (died in 1947)
August 4th, 1910 (August 04 1910)BirthWilliam Schuman, American composer (died in 1992)
August 4th, 1909 (August 04 1909)BirthGlenn Cunningham, runner (died in 1988)
August 4th, 1908 (August 04 1908)BirthKurt Eichhorn, German conductor (died in 1994)
August 4th, 1906 (August 04 1906)EventCentral Railway Station, Sydney opens.
August 4th, 1906 (August 04 1906)BirthEugen Schuhmacher, German zoologist (died in 1973)
August 4th, 1906 (August 04 1906)BirthMarie-Jose of Belgium, queen of Italy (died in 2001)
August 4th, 1904 (August 04 1904)BirthWitold Gombrowicz, Polish novelist and dramatist (died in 1969)
August 4th, 1904 (August 04 1904)BirthJoe Tate, English footballer (died in 1973)
August 4th, 1902 (August 04 1902)EventGreenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens.
August 4th, 1902 (August 04 1902)BirthWild Bill Hallahan, baseball player (died in 1981)
August 4th, 1901 (August 04 1901)BirthLouis Armstrong, American jazz musician (died in 1971)Louis Armstrong Quotes
August 4th, 1900 (August 04 1900)BirthElizabeth Bowes-Lyon, (Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother), Queen consort of George VI of the United Kingdom (died in 2002)the Queen Mother Elizabeth Quotes
August 4th, 1900 (August 04 1900)DeathIsaac Levitan, Russian painter (born in 1860)
August 4th, 1899 (August 04 1899)BirthEzra Taft Benson, 13th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church) (died in 1994) Jesus Christ Quotes
August 4th, 1892 (August 04 1892)EventThe family of Lizzie Borden is found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home.
August 4th, 1890 (August 04 1890)BirthDolf Luque, baseball player (died in 1957)
August 4th, 1888 (August 04 1888)BirthSyedna Taher Saifuddin, Bohra Spiritual Leader (died in 1965)
August 4th, 1884 (August 04 1884)BirthHenri Cornet, French cyclist (died in 1941)
August 4th, 1875 (August 04 1875)DeathHans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (born in 1805)
August 4th, 1873 (August 04 1873)EventIndian 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 4th, 1873 (August 04 1873)DeathViktor Hartmann, Russian painter (born in 1834)
August 4th, 1870 (August 04 1870)BirthSir Harry Lauder, Scottish entertainer (died in 1950)
August 4th, 1867 (August 04 1867)BirthJake Beckley, baseball player (died in 1918)
August 4th, 1859 (August 04 1859)BirthKnut Hamsun, Norwegian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (died in 1952)
August 4th, 1854 (August 04 1854)EventThe Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships.
August 4th, 1848 (August 04 1848)BirthVladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (died in 1926)
August 4th, 1844 (August 04 1844)DeathJakob Aall, Norwegian journalist and statesman (born in 1773)
August 4th, 1834 (August 04 1834)BirthJohn Venn, English mathematician (died in 1923)
August 4th, 1824 (August 04 1824)EventBattle of Kos fought between Turks and Greeks.
August 4th, 1821 (August 04 1821)EventAtkinson & Alexander publish the Saturday Evening Post for the first time as a weekly newspaper.
August 4th, 1821 (August 04 1821)BirthJames White, cofunder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (died in 1881)
August 4th, 1821 (August 04 1821)BirthLouis Vuitton, founder of Louis Vuitton (died in 1892)
August 4th, 1805 (August 04 1805)BirthWilliam Rowan Hamilton, Irish mathematician (died in 1865)
August 4th, 1795 (August 04 1795)DeathTimothy Ruggles, American-born Tory politician (born in 1711)
August 4th, 1792 (August 04 1792)BirthPercy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (died in 1822)Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes
August 4th, 1792 (August 04 1792)DeathJohn Burgoyne, British general (born in 1723)
August 4th, 1791 (August 04 1791)EventThe Treaty of Sistova is signed, ending the Ottoman-Habsburg wars.
August 4th, 1790 (August 04 1790)EventA newly passed tariff act creates the Revenue Cutter Service (the forerunner of the United States Coast Guard).
August 4th, 1789 (August 04 1789)EventIn France members of the National Constituent Assembly take an oath to end feudalism and abandon their privileges.
August 4th, 1784 (August 04 1784)DeathGiovanni Battista Martini, Italian musician (born in 1706)
August 4th, 1755 (August 04 1755)BirthNicolas-Jacques Conte, French painter, inventor of the modern pencil (died in 1805)
August 4th, 1741 (August 04 1741)DeathAndrew Hamilton, American lawyer
August 4th, 1727 (August 04 1727)DeathVictor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (born in 1647)
August 4th, 1721 (August 04 1721)BirthGranville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (died in 1803)
August 4th, 1719 (August 04 1719)BirthJohann Gottlob Lehmann, German minerologist and geologist (died in 1767)
August 4th, 1718 (August 04 1718)DeathRene Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (born in 1656)
August 4th, 1704 (August 04 1704)EventWar of the Spanish Succession: Gibraltar captured by English and Dutch fleet, commanded by Admiral Sir George Rooke and allied with Archduke Charles.
August 4th, 1701 (August 04 1701)BirthThomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (died in 1757)
August 4th, 1693 (August 04 1693)EventDate traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon s invention of Champagne.
August 4th, 1639 (August 04 1639)DeathJuan Ruiz de Alarcon, Mexican dramatist
August 4th, 1612 (August 04 1612)DeathHugh Broughton, English scholar (born in 1549)
August 4th, 1604 (August 04 1604)BirthFrancois Hedelin, abbe d Aubignac, French writer (died in 1676)
August 4th, 1598 (August 04 1598)DeathWilliam Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, English statesman (born in 1520)
August 4th, 1578 (August 04 1578)EventBattle of Al Kasr al KebirMoroccans 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 4th, 1578 (August 04 1578)DeathSebastian of Portugal (born in 1554)
August 4th, 1578 (August 04 1578)DeathThomas Stucley, English adventurer
August 4th, 1526 (August 04 1526)DeathJuan Sebastian Elcano, Spanish explorer (born in 1476)
August 4th, 1521 (August 04 1521)BirthPope Urban VII (died in 1590)
August 4th, 1338 (August 04 1338)DeathThomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (born in 1300)Edward Thomas Quotes
August 4th, 1306 (August 04 1306)DeathWenceslaus III of Bohemia (born in 1289)
August 4th, 1290 (August 04 1290)BirthDuke Leopold I of Austria (died in 1326)
August 4th, 1265 (August 04 1265)EventSecond Barons War: Battle of EveshamThe 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 4th, 1222 (August 04 1222)BirthRichard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (died in 1262)
August 4th, 1113 (August 04 1113)DeathGertrude of Saxony (born in 1030)
August 4th, 1060 (August 04 1060)DeathHenry I of France (born in 1008)

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