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Historical Events In August - 04

Friday, 03 July 2020

1956  On August - 04 1st motorcycle rode over 200 mph (Wilhelm Herz-210 mph/338 kph)  

1958  Dumont TV Network crumbles on this day in history.  

1959  "Billy Barnes Revue" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 87 perfs on August - 04.  

1960  On this day in history rocket propelled USAF research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH  

1960  On August - 04 rocket propelled USAAF research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH  

1961  On August - 04 108ø F, Spokane, WA  

1961  On August - 04 spokane, Washington reaches 108 degrees Fahrenheit  

1961  108°F, Spokane, WA on this day in history.  

1962  Nelson Mandela captured by South African police on this day in history.  

1963  On this day in history kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open  

1964  Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James Chaney found buried inside an earthen dam in Mississippi on this day in history.  

1964  Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chaney, bodies discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam on August - 04.  

1965  Cook Islands enters into free association with New Zealand on August - 04.  

1967  British pirate radio station Radio 355 goes off the air on August - 04.  

1967  On this day in history 34th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0 (70,934)  

1967  Peter Smith, cricketer (Essex leggie, 3 wickets for England), dies on this day in history.  

1968  100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, Calif on this day in history.  

1969  Willie Stargell is first to hit a HR outside of Dodger Stadium on August - 04.  

1970  Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness on August - 04.  

1971  On this day in history the US launches first satellite into lunar orbit from a manned spacecraft  

1971  On August - 04 uS launches first satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft  

1973  Eddie Condon jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68 on August - 04.  

1973  On August - 04 eddie Condon, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68  

1974  On this day in history crawford-Butler Act allows Puerto Ricans to elect own governor  

1975  John Baragrey, actor (Gamera), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1976  On August - 04 enrique Angelelli, Argentine bishop  

1977  On August - 04 pres Carter establishes Dept of Energy  

1977  Emil Bloch, German philosopher (Principle Hope, Traces), dies at 92 on August - 04.  

1981  Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank for STS-2 mission on this day in history.  

1981  On August - 04 melvyn Douglas actor, dies at 80  

1981  On this day in history oliver North is assigned to White House duty  

1981  Melvyn Douglas, [Hesselberg], actor (Woman's Face, Hud), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history italy elects first socialist prime minister since 1946  

1984  On August - 04 carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1222  Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262) was born on August - 04.  

1290  Duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326) was born on August - 04.  

1502  On this day in history birth of pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer  

1521  On this day in history birth of pope Urban VII (d. 1590)  

1604  On this day in history birth of françois HĂ©delin, abbĂ© d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676)  

1664  Louis Lully, composer was born on this day in history.  

1687  Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS] was born on this day in history.  

1701  On August - 04 birth of thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (d. 1757)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1060  On August - 04 henry I, King of France (1027..60), dies at 52  

1113  Death of Gertrude of Saxony (b. 1030) on August - 04.  

1204  On August - 04 death of boniface of Montferrat, margrave of Montferrat, murdered  

1265  Simon de Montfort, English earl of Leicester, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1306  Death of Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (b. 1289) on this day in history.  

1338  On August - 04 death of thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (b. 1300)  

1430  Philip of Saint-Pol, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies at 26 on August - 04.  

1476  Death of Jacob van Armagnac-Pardiac, French duke of Nemours, beheaded on August - 04.  

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