4 AUGUST
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Nicholas-Jacques Conte, 1755
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792
  • William Henry Hudson, 1841
  • Sir Harry Lauder, 1870
  • Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, 1900
  • Raul Wallenberg, 1912
  • Yasser Arafat, 1929
  • Martin Jarvis, 1941
  • Rick Derringer, 1949
  • Billy Bob Thornton, 1955
  • Barack Obama, 1961
  • Jeff Gordon, 1971

Died On This Day:

  • King Henri I France, 1060
  • Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, 1265
  • King Wenceslas III Bohemia assassinated, 1306
  • King Sebastian Portugal, 1578
  • Hans Christian Andersen, 1875
  • Eddie Condon, 1973
  • Lord Thompson of Fleet, 1976
  • Frank Fontaine, 1978
  • Melvyn Douglas, 1981
  • Jesse Unruh, 1987
  • Victor Mature, 1999

Today's Events:

  • 1265 - Battle of Evesham in England; Earl of Leicester defeated by Price Edward, later Edward I.
  • 1693 - The legend that Dom Pierre Pérignon invented champagne today is false, but he did make substantial contribution to the method of production and quality.
  • 1735 - Freedom of the media established in American colonies when John Peter Zenger acquitted of libel.
  • 1870 - British Red Cross founded seven years after International Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1886 - Special delivery stamps first go on sale.
  • 1892 - Lizzie Borden kills her parents with a hatchet in Fall River, MA; found not guilty 6/20/93
  • 1914 - Germany invades Belgium WWI, and Britain declares war on Germany same day.
  • 1916 - U.S. buys Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 Million; official possession to come in March 1917.
  • 1921 - First tennis match broadcast on radio-Davis Cup on KDKA, Pittsburg.
  • 1937 - An Okapi (sort of half zebra, half giraffe) first imported to a zoo in America-Bronx Zoo, N.Y.
  • 1944 - Gestapo in Amsterdam, Holland finds Anne Frank and family's hiding place.
  • 1949 - 6,000 killed in Ecuador earthquake; 50 towns destroyed.
  • 1953 - World record black marlin weighing 1,560 lbs. caught off Cabo Blanco, Peru by A. C. Glassell Jr.
  • 1958 - Billboard magazine's 'Hot 100' chart introduced. First number one is Ricky Nelson's Poor Little Fool.
  • 1984 - Republic of Upper Volta changes name to Burkina Faso.
  • 1997 - Jeanne Calment, oldest person in the world at 122 dies; b. 2/21/1875; disliked Van Gogh.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Dominic

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • Japanese visit graves of ancestors mid August
  • GANESHA CHATURTHI, Hindu Festival of the Elephant God end of August
  • FRIENDSHIP DAY - first Sunday in August in USA

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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