What Happened on August 4, 1821

Historical Events

  • 1st edition of American magazine "The Saturday Evening Post"

Russian Antarctic Expedition

Russian Antarctic expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen returns to Kronshtadt after becoming the 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica

Famous Birthdays

  • James Springer White, American theologian (co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church), born in Palmyra, Maine (d. 1881)

Louis Vuitton (1821-1892)

French founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods now owned by LVMH, born in Anchay, France

Born in 1821

Famous Deaths

  • William Floyd, American soldier who signed the US Declaration of Independence, dies at 86

About August 4, 1821

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 202 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo