On This Day in History for August 4 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 144 of 144

  • 1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980 -11] Hurricane Aline, kills 272 in Texas & Caribbean
  • 1981 Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank for STS-2 mission
  • 1981 Oliver North is assigned to White House duty
  • 1983 Bettino Craxi sworn in as premier of Italy
  • 1983 France performs nuclear test
  • 1983 Revolution in Burkina Faso

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1983 Danielle Steel’s romance novel “Thurston House” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel
  • 1984 Cliff Johnson sets a record with his 19th pinch hit HR
  • 1984 Republic of Upper Volta becomes Bourkina Faso (National Day)
  • 1985 California Angel Rod Carew gets his 3,000th hit
  • 1985 Phil Rizzuto Day, Yanks retire #10
  • 1985 Rod Carew is 16th to get 3,000 hits
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1990 95.5°F (35.3°C) in De Bilt Neth (highest Aug temperature in Neth)
  • 1990 European community proposes a boycott of Iraq
  • 1991 The Greek cruise ship Oceanos sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
  • 1993 Angolan air force bombs Huambo
  • 1993 Rwandian Hutus and Tutsis sign peace treaty in Arusha, Tanzania
  • 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

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1994 Howard Stern drops out of NY gubernatorial race

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1994 Truck carrying millions of bees overturns on NY parkway
  • 1995 Operation Storm begins in Croatia.
  • 1996 J Bunning, E Weaver, B Foster, & N Hanlon inducted in Hall of Fame
  • 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.
  • 2002 17th Commonwealth Games close in Manchester, England

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2005 Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada's 27th and first black Governor General.

21st Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin
21st Prime Minister of Canada
Paul Martin
  • 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.

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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.

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-il
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-il
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 2012 45 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Abyan, Yemen

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2013 Hassan Rouhani is inaugurated as the President of Iran

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
  • 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 Muppets Missy Piggy and Kermit the Frog announce the end to their relationship on Twitter
  • 2015 31 people are killed & 100 are injured after floods partially sweep two passenger trains off a bridge in Madhya Pradesh, India
  • 2017 Rwandan President Paul Kagame wins a third term with 98.63% of the vote
  • 2017 Aldi supermarket withdraws all eggs from sale after chemical fipronil found in eggs from The Netherlands

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