4th of August

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The August 4 is the 216th day of the Gregorian calendar (the 217th in leap years ), thus remain 149 days by year end.

Historic anniversaries
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Politics and world events

1306: Wenceslaus III.
1347: Rodin's The Citizens of Calais (sculpture, 1895)
1578: Battle of Alcácer-Quibir
1627: Siege of La Rochelle
1704: Map of Gibraltar
1870: Battle of Weißenburg
1979: Flag of the Cook Islands


science and technology

1851: David Livingstone


1897: Dama de Elche


1892: Lizzie Borden's murdered father
  • 1892: The mutilated bodies of Lizzie Borden's parents are found in her Massachusetts home . This leads to one of the most famous murder trials in criminal history.
  • 1971: The first bank robbery and hostage-taking in Germany by Dimitri Todorov and an accomplice takes place in Munich . A hostage and a perpetrator are killed in the subsequent rescue operation.


  • 1879: The encyclical Aeterni Patris Pope Leos XIII. contrasts the “false” philosophy, which is the origin of private as well as social evils, with the “healthy” philosophy, which prepares faith, proves its assumption to be reasonable, allows it to be grasped more deeply and defends it.
  • 1903: Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto is after four days conclave to Pope elected and takes the name Pius X. on.


Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Disaster .


  • 1956: The central stadium in Leipzig opens with a capacity of 100,000 as the largest stadium in the world to date.

Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field .


Before the 18th century

18th century

19th century



20th century


Louis Armstrong
(born 1901)
Raoul Wallenberg
(* 1912)
Helen Thomas
(* 1920)


Frances E. Allen
(born 1932)
Abdurrahman Wahid (* 1940)
Björn Hellberg
(* 1944)


Alberto R. Gonzales (* 1955)
Liao Yiwu (* 1958)
Barack Obama (* 1961)
Max Cavalera (* 1969)


21st century


Before the 16th century

16th to 18th century

19th century

Hans Christian Andersen († 1875)

20th century


Ismail Enver Pasha († 1922)


Ernst von Weizsäcker († 1951)
Ernst Bloch († 1977)

21st century

Holidays and memorial days

  • More information about church memorial days
    • St. Walburga , arrival of the bones in Münster (Germany) (Catholic)

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .

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