What Happened on August 4, 1900

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • An allied expeditionary force, made up of Japanese, Russian, British, French and American troops, sets off from Tientsin for Peking, China, to put down Boxer rebellion

Famous Birthdays

  • Arturo Umberto Illia, President of Argentina (1963-66)
  • Douglas L Mays, cartoonist (Punch)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, British consort of King George VI and Queen Mother after his death, born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2002)

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Consort of George VI
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

Famous Deaths

  • Isaac Levitan, Russian painter (b. 1860)