August 4, 1821 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 1st edition of Saturday Evening Post (publishes until 1969)
  • Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen and Russian polar expedition returns to Kronshtadt after becoming 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica

Birthdays in History

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Deaths in History

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