Historical Events on 4th August

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1181 - Supernova seen in Cassiopia
1265 - Battle of Evesham: English prince Edward beats Simon de Montfort the younger
1347 - English troops conquer Ft Calais
1351 - Sea battle at Zwartewaal: Willem V beats Hoeksen & English
1558 - 1st printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah)
1578 - Battle of Alcazarquivir, Moroccans defeat Portuguese, 10,000 killed
1598 - London's head office of Hanze closed
1636 - Johan Mauritius appointed governor of Dutch Brazil
1666 - Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, Martinique & St Christopher; thousands die
1666 - Sea battle between Netherlands & England
1693 - Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon's invention of Champagne
1695 - French garrison of surrenders to Willem III
1704 - War of Spanish Succession, English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
1730 - Crown prince Frederick of Prussia escapes to England
1735 - Jury acquits John Zenger (NY Weekly Journal) charged with seditious libel by royal governor of NY (victory for Freedom of press)
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington 1753 - George Washington becomes a master mason
1777 - Retired British cavalry officer Philip Astley establishes 1st circus
1789 - French National Meeting ending feudal system
1790 - US Coast Guard founded as Revenue Cutter Service
1791 - The Treaty of Sistova is signed, ending the Ottoman-Habsburg wars.
1821 - 1st edition of Saturday Evening Post (publishes until 1969)
1821 - Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen and Russian polar expedition return to Kronshtadt after becoming 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica
1824 - Battle of Kos is fought between Turks and Greeks.
1830 - Plans for city of Chicago laid out
1854 - The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships.
1855 - John Bartlett publishes "Familiar Quotations"
1862 - US government collects its 1st income tax
1864 - Land & naval action new Brazos Santiago, Texas
1870 - British Red Cross Society forms
Union General George Armstrong CusterUnion General George Armstrong Custer 1873 - Indian Wars: whilst 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 Sioux (near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed).
1879 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Aeterni Patris
1881 - 122°F (50°C), Seville, Spain (European record)
1886 - Colombia adopts constitution
1892 - Queen Wilhelmina & Emma open Merwede Canal between Amsterdam and the Rhine
1892 - Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden arrested in Fall River, Massachusetts on two counts of murder
1897 - Henry A Rucker appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for Georgia
1900 - 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
Acquitted Murderer Lizzie BordenAcquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden 1902 - The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens.
1903 - Cardinal Giuseppe Sarto of Venice elected Pope Pius X
1907 - 5th Tour de France won by Lucien Petit-Breton of France
1909 - Ump Tim Hurst instigates a riot by spitting at A's 2nd baseman Eddie Collins, who had questioned a call, this leads to Hurst's banishment
1910 - A's Jack Coombs & White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 16 inn scoreless tie
1914 - WWI: German army shoots Belgian priests and burns down village of Battice
1914 - German fleet under admiral Souchon fire on Algerian coast
1914 - WWI: Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany
1914 - WWI: King Albert I becomes Supreme Commander of Belgian army after German declaration of war
1914 - WWI: Field Marshal Lord Kitchener becomes British Minister of War after British declaration of war on Germany
Baseball Legend Eddie CollinsBaseball Legend Eddie Collins 1914 - US declares neutrality on the outbreak of WWI
1916 - Denmark cedes Danish West Indies, including the Virgin Islands, to the US for $25 million
1916 - The Turks attack the British line at Romani in the northern Sinai (WWI)
1917 - Pravda calls for the killing of all capitalists, priests & officers
1919 - The Communist Bela Kun comes to power in Hungary
1919 - Rodin Museum opens in Paris in The hôtel Biron containing works left to the state by the sculptor Auguste Rodin
1922 - Female 1st baseman Lizzie Murphy plays on AL all-star team
1925 - 1st Dutch Colijn government forms
1925 - US marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation
1929 - 60,000 SA'ers/SS'ers march by Munich
1929 - Indians, in 9th with 2 outs score 9 to beat Yanks 14-6
1929 - Jones Beach in NY opens
Sculptor Auguste RodinSculptor Auguste Rodin 1930 - Child labor laws established in Belgium
1934 - NY Giants Mel Ott sets record of 6 runs in game & beats Phillies 21-4
1934 - 2nd British Empire Games open in London, England
1936 - Ioannis Metaxas names himself dictator of Greece
1941 - Dodger Mickey Owens is 1st to catch 3 foul flies in an inning (3rd)
1941 - Winston Churchill departs on Prince of Wales to US
1942 - 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz
1942 - British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Cairo
1942 - Col-gen Jeremenko arrives in Stalingrad/welcomed by Nikita Khrushchev
1942 - German occupier orders all Dutch homing pigeons killed
1943 - British premier Churchill travels on the Queen Mary to Canada
1943 - Russian units reach suburbs of Orel
1943 - USAAF bombs Germans in Troina
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne FrankJewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank 1944 - Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified
1944 - British 8th Army reaches suburbs of Florence, Italy
1945 - Golfer Byron Nelson records most tournament wins (18) in a season
1945 - Red Sox Tom McBride is 3rd to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
1946 - An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.
1947 - The Supreme Court of Japan is established.
1948 - 5 day Southern States filibuster succeeds in maintaining America's poll tax
1949 - NBL & NBAA merge into National Basketball Association
1952 - Gambling boss Theodore Roe is murdered by the crew of Sam Giancana
1953 - Black families move into Trumbull Park housing project in Chicago
1953 - Vic Raschi sets pitcher record by driving in 7 runs & wins 15-0
Gangster Sam GiancanaGangster Sam Giancana 1954 - Boscombe Down 1st flight of supersonic P-1 Lightning
1954 - The Government of Pakistan approves the National Anthem, written by Hafeez Jullundhry and composed by Ahmed G. Chagla.
1955 - Eisenhower authorizes $46 million for construction of CIA headquarters
1956 - 1st motorcycle rode over 200 mph (Wilhelm Herz-210 mph/338 kph)
1956 - Elvis Presley releases "Hound Dog"
1956 - Indonesia says it will not pay debts to the Netherlands
1958 - Dumont TV Network crumbles
1959 - "Billy Barnes Revue" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 87 perfs
1960 - Rocket propelled USAF research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH
1961 - 108°F, Spokane, WA
1961 - 28th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 28, All-Stars 14 (66,000)
1962 - Nelson Mandela captured by South African police
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1963 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
1964 - Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chaney, bodies discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam
1964 - North Vietnam torpedos US ships Gulf of Tonkin
1965 - Cook Islands enters into free association with New Zealand
1966 - 8th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Kingston, Jamaica
1967 - 34th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0 (70,934)
1967 - British pirate radio station Radio 355 resigns air
1967 - Shortwave group ANARC's 1st convention (Chicago)
1967 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 - 100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, Calif
1968 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open
1968 - WXTV TV channel 41 in New York-Paterson, NY (UNI) begins broadcasting
1969 - Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a HR outside of Dodger Stadium
Rocker Jim MorrisonRocker Jim Morrison 1970 - Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness
1971 - US launches 1st satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft
1972 - Arthur Bremer jailed for 63 years for shooting Alabama Gov Wallace
1974 - Crawford-Butler Act allows Puerto Ricans to elect own governor
1974 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
1975 - Robert Plant is involved in a car crash in Rhodes
1976 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 - US President Carter establishes Department of Energy
1977 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 - Italian government of Cossiga begins
1979 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 - -11] Hurricane Aline, kills 272 in Texas & Caribbean
1980 - John & Yoko begin recording "Double Fantasy"
Rock Vocalist Robert PlantRock Vocalist Robert Plant 1980 - Seattle Mariners replace manager Darrell Johnson with Maury Wills
1981 - Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank for STS-2 mission
1981 - Oliver North is assigned to White House duty
1982 - NY Met Joel Youngblood singles in Chicago day game, he is traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game
1983 - Bettino Craxi sworn in as premier of Italy
1983 - France performs nuclear test
1983 - Revolution in Burkina Faso
1983 - While warming up before 5th inning Yankee Dave Winfield accidentally kills a seagull
1983 - 16th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
1984 - Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics
1984 - Cliff Johnson sets a record with his 19th pinch hit HR
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl LewisOlympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis 1984 - Prince's "Purple Rain" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 24 weeks
1984 - Republic of Upper Volta becomes Bourkina Faso (National Day)
1985 - "Dreamgirls" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1522 performances
1985 - California Angel Rod Carew gets his 3,000th hit
1985 - Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1985 - Phil Rizzuto Day, Yanks retire #10
1985 - Rod Carew is 16th to get 3,000 hits
1985 - White Sox Tom Seaver is 17th to win #300, beating Yankees
1986 - Reports of probable OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) agreement on output quotas sends oil prices higher
1987 - At the Kingdome, Ruppert Jones hits a foul ball that sticks in speaker
1987 - FCC vote 4-0 to rescind fairness doctrine for broadcasters
1988 - Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II
1988 - Hertz car rental will pay out $23 million in consumer fraud case
1988 - 21st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Omni Hotel
1989 - Blue Jays Dave Steib's perfect game broken up in 9th with 2 outs by NY Yankee Roberto Kelly
1990 - 95.5°F (35.3°C) in De Bilt Neth (highest Aug temp in Neth)
1990 - European community proposes a boycott of Iraq
1991 - 1st time Seattle Mariners are 9 games over .500
1991 - Deb Richard wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
1991 - The Greek cruise ship Oceanos sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
1993 - Angolan air force bombs Huambo
1993 - Rwandian Hutus & Tutsis sign peace treaty in Arusha
1993 - Tony Gwynn gets 6 hits, 4th time in 1993 a Padre gets 5 or more hits
1994 - Dwingeloo 1, near milky way system, discovered
Radio shock jock Howard SternRadio shock jock Howard Stern 1994 - Howard Stern drops out of NY gubernatorial race
1994 - Truck carrying millions of bees overturns on NY parkway
1994 - 27th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hyatt Regency
1995 - Darryl Strawberry joins the NY Yankees
1995 - Operation Storm begins in Croatia.
1996 - 24th du Maurier Golf Classic: Laura Davies
1996 - 26th Olympic games closes at Atlanta, Georgia
1996 - J Bunning, E Weaver, B Foster, & N Hanlon inducted in Hall of Fame
1997 - "Keenan Ivory Wayan Show" premieres on Fox TV
1997 - 185,000 Teamsters union United Parcel Service drivers walk off the job.
1997 - In Colombia, international oil company Occidental Petroleum declare force majeure on all oil exports from the Cano Limon field after a series of attacks knocked out a major oil pipeline
2002 - Soham murders: 10 year old school girls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells go missing from the town of Soham, Cambridgeshire.
LPGA Golfer Laura DaviesLPGA Golfer Laura Davies 2002 - 17th Commonwealth Games close in Manchester, England
2005 - Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada's 27th and first black Governor General.
2006 - Dame Silvia Cartwright steps down as the Governor-General of New Zealand and is replaced by The Honourable Anand Satyanand, who is sworn in on 23 August.
2007 - NASA's Phoenix spaceship is launched.
2009 - Kim Jong-il meets former president Bill Clinton. He pardons and releases captured American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling who were found guilty of entering the country illegally.
2010 - California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, was overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger.
Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold SchwarzeneggerActor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger 2012 - 45 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Abyan, Yemen
2012 - South African Oscar Pistorius becomes first amputee to compete at the Olympics
2013 - Hassan Rouhani is inaugurated as the President of Iran
2014 - Hamas and Israel agree to another 72 hour ceasefire
2015 - A plague of locusts in Southern Russia prompts a state of emergency to be declared
2015 - Robert Downey Jr. named the world's highest paid actor by Forbes Magazine (earning $80 mil). 4 non-Hollywood actors make the top 10.
2015 - Muppets Missy Piggy and Kermit the Frog announce the end to their relationship on Twitter

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