On This Day

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

Louis Vuitton, French founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods now owned by LVMH, born in Anchay, France (d. 1892)


Famous Deaths

  • William Floyd, American soldier who signed the US Declaration of Independence, dies at 86
1821 Highlights

About August 4, 1821

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 200 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo