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What Happened on August 4th This Day in History

Year Name
2020 At least 220 people are killed and over 5,000 are wounded when 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate explodes in Beirut, Lebanon.
2019 Nine people are killed and 26 injured in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio. This comes only 12 hours after another mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, where 23 people were killed.[5]
2018 Syrian civil war: The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) expel the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from the Iraq–Syria border, concluding the second phase of the Deir ez-Zor campaign.
2007 NASA's Phoenix spacecraft is launched.
2006 A massacre is carried out by Sri Lankan government forces, killing 17 employees of the French INGO Action Against Hunger (known internationally as Action Contre la Faim, or ACF).
1995 Operation Storm begins in Croatia.
1987 The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine which had required radio and television stations to present controversial issues "fairly".
1984 The Republic of Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso.
1977 U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating the United States Department of Energy.
1975 The Japanese Red Army takes more than 50 hostages at the AIA Building housing several embassies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The hostages include the U.S. consul and the Swedish Chargé d'affaires. The gunmen win the release of five imprisoned comrades and fly with them to Libya.
1974 A bomb explodes in the Italicus Express train at San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy, killing 12 people and wounding 22.
1972 Ugandan President Idi Amin announces that Uganda is no longer responsible for the care of British subjects of Asian origin, beginning the expulsions of Ugandan Asians.
1969 Vietnam War: At the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, American representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuân Thuỷ begin secret peace negotiations. The negotiations will eventually fail.
1965 The Constitution of the Cook Islands comes into force, giving the Cook Islands self-governing status within New Zealand.
1964 Civil rights movement: Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are found dead in Mississippi after disappearing on June 21.
1964 Second Gulf of Tonkin Incident: U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy mistakenly report coming under attack in the Gulf of Tonkin.
1947 The Supreme Court of Japan is established.
1946 An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. One hundred are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.
1944 The Holocaust: A tip from a Dutch informer leads the Gestapo to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse, where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others.
1944 The Finnish Parliament, by derogation, elected Marshal C. G. E. Mannerheim as President of Finland to replace Risto Ryti, who had resigned.
1936 Prime Minister of Greece Ioannis Metaxas suspends parliament and the Constitution and establishes the 4th of August Regime.
1924 Diplomatic relations between Mexico and the Soviet Union are established.
1915 World War I: The German 12th Army occupies Warsaw during the Gorlice–Tarnów Offensive and the Great Retreat of 1915.
1914 World War I: In response to the German invasion of Belgium, Belgium and the British Empire declare war on Germany. The United States declares its neutrality.
1892 The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home. She will be tried and acquitted for the crimes a year later.
1889 The Great Fire of Spokane, Washington destroys some 32 blocks of the city, prompting a mass rebuilding project.
1873 American Indian Wars: While 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 Cheyenne and Lakota people near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed.
1863 Matica slovenská, Slovakia's public-law cultural and scientific institution focusing on topics around the Slovak nation, is established in Martin.
1854 The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships.
1821 The Saturday Evening Post is published for the first time as a weekly newspaper.
1796 French Revolutionary Wars: Napoleon leads the French Army of Italy to victory in the Battle of Lonato.
1791 The Treaty of Sistova is signed, ending the Ottoman–Habsburg wars.
1790 A newly passed tariff act creates the Revenue Cutter Service (the forerunner of the United States Coast Guard).
1789 France: abolition of feudalism by the National Constituent Assembly.
1783 Mount Asama erupts in Japan, killing about 1,400 people (Tenmei eruption). The eruption causes a famine, which results in an additional 20,000 deaths.
1704 War of the Spanish Succession: Gibraltar is captured by an English and Dutch fleet, commanded by Admiral Sir George Rooke and allied with Archduke Charles.
1701 Great Peace of Montreal between New France and First Nations is signed.
1693 Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon's invention of champagne; it is not clear whether he actually invented champagne, however he has been credited as an innovator who developed the techniques used to perfect sparkling wine.
1578 Battle of Al Kasr al Kebir: The Moroccans defeat the Portuguese. King Sebastian of Portugal is killed in the battle, leaving his elderly uncle, Cardinal Henry, as his heir. This initiates a succession crisis in Portugal.
1327 First War of Scottish Independence: James Douglas leads a raid into Weardale and almost kills Edward III of England.
1265 Second Barons' War: Battle of Evesham: The army of Prince Edward (the future king Edward I of England) defeats the forces of rebellious barons led by Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, killing de Montfort and many of his allies.
598 Goguryeo-Sui War: In response to a Goguryeo (Korean) incursion into Liaoxi, Emperor Wéndi of Sui orders his youngest son, Yang Liang (assisted by the co-prime minister Gao Jiong), to conquer Goguryeo during the Manchurian rainy season, with a Chinese army and navy.
Famous People Born on August 4

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Year Name
1870 Harry Lauder, Scottish actor and singer (d. 1950)
1991 Izet Hajrović, Bosnian footballer
1978 Sandeep Naik, Indian politician
1957 Brooks D. Simpson, American historian and author
1990 Siim Tenno, Estonian footballer
1981 Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, American actress and humanitarian, and member of British Royal Family
1970 John August, American director and screenwriter
1904 Helen Kane, American singer and actress (d. 1966)
1928 Christian Goethals, Belgian race car driver (d. 2003)
1957 Rupert Farley, British actor and voice actor
Famous People Deaths On August 4

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Date Name
1942 Alberto Franchetti, Italian composer and educator (b. 1860)
966 Berengar II of Italy (b. 900)
1639 Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, Mexican actor and playwright (b. 1581)
1985 Don Whillans, English rock climber and mountaineer (b. 1933)
1792 John Burgoyne, English general and politician (b. 1723)
1578 Sebastian of Portugal (b. 1554)
1844 Jacob Aall, Norwegian economist, historian, and politician (b. 1773)
1962 Marilyn Monroe, American model and actress (b. 1926)
1795 Timothy Ruggles, American lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1711)
1998 Yury Artyukhin, Russian colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1930)