August 4

August 4 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on August 4, include:

  • National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day 
  • Single Working Woman's Day 
  • US Coast Guard Birthday (USCG) 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include August 4, are:

  • Exhibitor Appreciation Week - August 1-5, 2016
  • International Clown Week - August 1-7
  • National Bargain Hunting Week - August 1-5
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Week - August 1-7, 2016
  • National Psychic Week - August 1-5 (First Mon-Fri Week in August)
  • Satchmo Summerfest - August 4-7, 2016 (in New Orleans)
  • Simplify Your Life Week - August 1-7
  • Single Working Women's Week - July 31 - August 6, 2016
  • World Breastfeeding Week - August 1-7 (First Full Week of August)

2016 Monthly Holidays that include August 4, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our August Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of August.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for August 4 is Leo.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of August are:

  • Gladiolus - Strength, moral integrity, remembrance, infatuation. It blooms in a variety of colors like red, pink, white, yellow and orange.  It stands for sincerity and symbolizes strength of character.

Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for August is:

  • Peridot which is known for its shimmering yellow-green color and the peace and good luck it brings to its wearer.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1701 - Thomas Blackwell, Scottish historian and scholar (d. 1757)
  • 1821 - Louis Vuitton, French fashion designer who founded Louis Vuitton (d. 1892)
  • 1821 - James Springer White, American religious leader who co-founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church (d. 1881)
  • 1900 - Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother of the United Kingdom (d. 2002)
  • 1901 - Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (d. 1971)
  • 1915 - Warren Avis, American businessman who founded Avis Rent a Car System (d. 2007)
  • 1955 - Billy Bob Thornton, American actor


Famous Deaths

  • 1875 - Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author and poet (b. 1805)
  • 2014 - James Brady who served as the White House press secretary under President Ronald Reagan


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1757 - American revolution patriot Paul Revere marries Sarah Orne
  • 1782 - Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart marries Constanze Weber in Vienna, Austria
  • 1847 - American novelist Herman Melville (Moby Dick) marries Elizabeth Shaw
  • 1853 - Confederate general Thomas Jackson marries Elinor Junkin
  • 1988 - Actor Kevin Bacon (Footloose) marries actress Kyra Sedgwick
  • 2001 - Actor Pierce Brosnan (Remington Steele, James Bond) marries TV hose and journalist Keely Shaye Smith in Ireland


Quote of the Day




Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Info. to come!


This Day in History

  • 70 - The Romans destroy the Second Temple in Jerusalem
  • 1783 - 1,400 people are killed in Japan when Mount Asama erupts. The eruption causes a famine and 20,000 additional deaths occur.
  • 1790 - The U.S. Coast Guard is founded as Revenue Cutter Service
  • 1821 - The Saturday Evening Post is published as a weekly newspaper for the first time and is published until 1969
  • 1902 - The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens in East London
  • 1914 - During World War I, Germany invades Belgium.  Belgium and the United Kingdom declare war on Germany, while the United States declares it's neutrality.
  • 1944 - Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family and four others are arrested in Amsterdam by the Gestapo following a tip from an informant.
  • 1946 - An 8.0 magnitude earthquake hits northern Dominican Republic.  100 are killed, and 20,000 are left homeless.
  • 1964 - North Vietnam torpedos U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy in the Gulf of Tonkin
  • 1977 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter establishes the U.S. Department of Energy
  • 1991 - The Greek cruise ship MTS Oceanos sinks off the coast of South Africa


This Day in Music

  • 1956 - My Prayer by The Platters hits #1
  • 1958 - The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the first time.
  • 1956 - Hound Dog and Don't Be Cruel are released by Elvis Presley
  • 1966 - South Africa bans all Beatles music due to John Lennon's comments claiming the band was "bigger than Jesus".
  • 1969 - Because is recorded by The Beatles 
  • 1973 - The Morning After by Maureen McGovern hits #1 - the song was from the movie The Poseidon Adventure.
  • 1974 - Love Me Like a Rock is released by Paul Simon
  • 1984 - Purple Rain by Prince hits #1 on the US album charts and remains for 24 weeks
  • 1990 - Vision of Love by Mariah Carey hit's #1 and stays on top for four weeks




Above is Vision of Love by Mariah Carey in a MTV Unplugged Version!


This Day in Sports

  • 1910 - Jack Coombs of the Philadephia Athletics and Ed Walsh of the White Sox pitch a 16 inning scoreless tie
  • 1934 - Mel Ott of the NY Giants sets a record of 6 runs in a game and beats the Phillies 21-4
  • 1945 - Tom McBride of the Red Sox is the 3rd to get 6 RBIs in an inning
  • 1949 - The NBL & NBAA merge and become the National Basketball Association
  • 1969 - Willie Stargell is the 1st to hit a HR outside of Dodger Stadium
  • 1984 - Carl Lewis wins the gold medal in the 100-meter dash at the LA Summer Olympics
  • 1985 - California Angel Rod Carew hits his 3,000th hit


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

 Yarl (noun)

1. A deep, guttural vocal style with affected pronunciation, characteristic of male grunge and postgrunge singers of the 1990s and early 2000s.

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