What Happened on August 4, 1821

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st edition of American magazine "The Saturday Evening Post"
  • Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen and Russian polar expedition returns to Kronshtadt after becoming 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)

Person of interestLouis Vuitton

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

Luggage Maker Louis Vuitton
Luggage Maker
Louis Vuitton

Famous Deaths

  • William Floyd, US soldier (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 86