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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Aug 4, 1882

    Frederick Douglass

    Anna died

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Aug 4, 1882

    Anna his wife, died in 1882.




  • Pyongyang, Korea (Now North Korea)
    Saturday Aug 4, 1894

    First Sino-Japanese War

    Chinese Forces Retreated To The Northern City of Pyongyang

    Pyongyang, Korea (Now North Korea)
    Saturday Aug 4, 1894

    By 4 August, the remaining Chinese forces in Korea retreated to the northern city of Pyongyang, where they were met by troops sent from China. The 13,000–15,000 defenders made defensive repairs to the city, hoping to check the Japanese advance.




  • New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 4, 1901

    Louis Armstrong

    Birth

    New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 4, 1901

    Armstrong often stated that he was born on July 4, 1900.




  • Germany
    Sunday Aug 4, 1918

    Adolf Hitler

    Iron Cross

    Germany
    Sunday Aug 4, 1918

    On a recommendation by Lieutenant Hugo Gutmann, Hitler's Jewish superior, he received the Iron Cross, First Class on 4 August 1918, a decoration rarely awarded to one of Hitler's Gefreiter rank.




  • Győr, Hungary
    Monday Aug 4, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    The Romanian Forces Continued Their advance Into Hungary and Stopped at Győr

    Győr, Hungary
    Monday Aug 4, 1919

    Until midday on 4 August, 400 Romanian soldiers with two artillery guns held Budapest. Then the bulk of the Romanian troops arrived in the city and a parade was held through the city center in front of the commander, General Moşoiu. Romanian forces continued their advance into Hungary and stopped at Győr. As of 8 August, the Romanians had captured 1,235 Hungarian officers and 40,000 soldiers, seized 350 guns—including two with a caliber of 305 mm—332 machine guns, 52,000 rifles and 87 airplanes.




  • Myitkyina, Burma
    Friday Aug 4, 1944

    World War II

    Siege of Myitkyina

    Myitkyina, Burma
    Friday Aug 4, 1944

    Myitkyina airfield and town captured by the Allies.




  • China
    Friday Aug 4, 1950

    Korean War

    Mao reported to the Politburo that he would intervene in Korea

    China
    Friday Aug 4, 1950

    On 4 August 1950, with a planned invasion of Taiwan aborted due to the heavy US naval presence, Mao reported to the Politburo that he would intervene in Korea when the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) Taiwan invasion force was reorganized into the PLA North East Frontier Force.


  • Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
    Friday Aug 4, 1961

    Barack Obama

    Birth

    Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
    Friday Aug 4, 1961

    Obama was born on August 4, 1961, at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Hawaii.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 4, 1962

    Marilyn Monroe

    Death

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 4, 1962

    During the final months of her life, Monroe lived at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Her housekeeper Eunice Murray was staying overnight at the home on the evening of Saturday, August 4, 1962.Murray awoke at 3:00 a.m. on August 5 and sensed that something was wrong. Although she saw light from under Monroe's bedroom door, she was unable to get a response and found the door locked. Murray then called Monroe's psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson, who arrived at the house shortly after and broke into the bedroom through a window, finding Monroe dead in her bed. Monroe's physician, Dr. Hyman Engelberg, arrived at the house at around 3:50 a.m.and pronounced her dead at the scene. At 4:25 a.m., they notified the Los Angeles Police Department. At last they later discovered that Monroe died between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on August 4,and the toxicology report revealed that the cause of death was acute barbiturate poisoning.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 4, 1981

    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

    Birth

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 4, 1981

    Rachel Meghan Markle was born on August 4, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Doria Ragland, is a former social worker and yoga instructor living in View Park–Windsor Hills, California. Markle has often been described as having a very close friendship with her mother. Her father, Thomas Markle Sr., lives in Rosarito, Mexico, and is a retired television director of photography and lighting director whose profession resulted in his young daughter often visiting the set of Married...with Children. Markle's parents divorced when she was six years old. Her older paternal half-siblings are Samantha Markle and Thomas Markle Jr., from whom she is reportedly estranged.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Aug 4, 1982

    Prince William

    Baptized

    London, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Aug 4, 1982

    He was baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace on 4 August, the 82nd birthday of his paternal great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.


  • Canada
    Thursday Aug 4, 1994

    Shaquille O'Neal

    1994 FIBA World Championship

    Canada
    Thursday Aug 4, 1994

    While in college, O'Neal was considered for the Dream Team to fill the college spot, but it eventually went to future teammate Christian Laettner. His national team career began in the 1994 FIBA World Championship in which he was named MVP of the Tournament. While he led the Dream Team II to the gold medal with an 8–0 record, O'Neal averaged 18 points and 8.5 rebounds and recorded two double-doubles. In four games, he scored more than 20 points. Before 2010, he was the last active American player to have a gold from the FIBA World Cup.


  • Croatia
    Friday Aug 4, 1995

    Croatian War of Independence

    Operation Storm

    Croatia
    Friday Aug 4, 1995

    On 4 August, Croatia started Operation Storm, with the aim of recapturing almost all of the occupied territory in Croatia, except for a comparatively small strip of land, located along the Danube, at a considerable distance from the bulk of the contested land. The offensive, involving 100,000 Croatian soldiers, was the largest single land battle fought in Europe since World War II. Operation Storm achieved its goals and was declared completed on 8 August.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Friday Aug 4, 1995

    Bosnian War

    Operation Storm

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Friday Aug 4, 1995

    On 4 August, the HV (the Croatian Army) launched Operation Storm that effectively dissolved the Republic of Serbian Krajina.


  • Germany
    Friday Aug 4, 1995

    Michael Ballack

    His professional debut

    Germany
    Friday Aug 4, 1995

    His professional debut came on 4 August 1995, on the first day of the new 2. Bundesliga season.


  • Akasaka Prince Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Aug 4, 2006

    Hot Dog

    The world's longest hot dog

    Akasaka Prince Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Aug 4, 2006

    The world's longest hot dog was 60 meters (197 ft) long and rested within a 60.3-meter (198 ft) bun. The hot dog was prepared by Shizuoka Meat Producers for the All-Japan Bread Association, which baked the bun and coordinated the event, including official measurement for the world record. The hot dog and bun were the center of a media event in celebration of the Association's 50th anniversary on August 4, 2006, at the Akasaka Prince Hotel, Tokyo, Japan.


  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 4, 2010

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Celtics announced that they had signed O'Neal

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 4, 2010

    On August 4, 2010, the Celtics announced that they had signed O'Neal. The contract was for two years at the veteran minimum salary for a total contract value of $2.8 million. O'Neal wanted the larger mid-level exception contract, but the Celtics chose instead to give it to Jermaine O'Neal. The Atlanta Hawks and the Dallas Mavericks also expressed interest but had stalled on O'Neal's salary demands.


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