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1945Golfer Byron Nelson records most tournament wins (18) in a season

1942British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Cairo

1892Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden arrested in Fall River, Mass on two counts of murder

1873Indian Wars: whilst protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, clashes for the first time with the Sioux (near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed).

1952Gambling boss Theodore Roe is murdered by the crew of Sam Giancana

1975Robert Plant is involved in a car crash in Rhodes

1984Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics

1753George Washington becomes a master mason

1970Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness

199624th du Maurier Golf Classic: Laura Davies

1941Winston Churchill departs on Prince of Wales to US

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

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open

1962Nelson Mandela captured by South African police

1994Howard Stern drops out of NY gubernatorial race

2010California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, was overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger.

1944Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified

2009Kim 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.

1995Darryl Strawberry joins the NY Yankees

1956Elvis Presley releases "Hound Dog"

1942Col-gen Jeremenko arrives in Stalingrad/welcomed by Nikita Khrushchev

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

August 4th Historical Events
Date Event
1181
Supernova seen in Cassiopia 
1265
Battle of Evesham: English prince Edward beats Simon de Montfort the younger 
1347
English troops conquer Ft Calais 
1351
Sea battle at Zwartewaal: Willem V beats Hoeksen & English 
1558
1st printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah) 
1578
Battle of Alcazarquivir, Moroccans defeat Portuguese, 10,000 killed 
1598
London's head office of Hanze closed 
1636
Johan Mauritius appointed governor of Dutch Brazil 
1666
Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, Martinique & St Christopher; thousands die 
1666
Sea battle between Netherlands & England 
1693
Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon's invention of Champagne 
1695
French garrison of surrenders to Willem III 
1704
War of Spanish Succession, English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar 
1730
Crown prince Frederick of Prussia escapes to England 
1735
Jury acquits John Zenger (NY Weekly Journal) charged with seditious libel by royal governor of NY (victory for Freedom of press) 
1753
George Washington becomes a master mason 
1777
Retired British cavalry officer Philip Astley establishes 1st circus 
1789
French National Meeting ending feudal system 
1790
US Coast Guard founded as Revenue Cutter Service 
1791
The Treaty of Sistova is signed, ending the Ottoman-Habsburg wars. 
1821
1st edition of Saturday Evening Post (publishes until 1969) 
1821
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen and Russian polar expedition return to Kronshtadt after becoming 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica 
1824
Battle of Kos is fought between Turks and Greeks. 
1830
Plans for city of Chicago laid out 
1854
The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships. 
1855
John Bartlett publishes "Familiar Quotations" 
1862
US government collects its 1st income tax 
1864
Land & naval action new Brazos Santiago, Texas 
1870
British Red Cross Society forms 
1873
Indian Wars: whilst protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, clashes for the first time with the Sioux (near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed). 
1879
Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Aeterni Patris 
1881
122°F (50°C), Seville, Spain (European record) 
1886
Colombia adopts constitution 
1892
Queen Wilhelmina & Emma open Merwede Canal between Amsterdam and the Rhine 
1892
Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden arrested in Fall River, Mass on two counts of murder 
1897
Henry A Rucker appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for Georgia 
1900
An allied expeditionary force, made up of Japanese, Russian, British, French and American troops, sets off from Tientsin for Peking, China, to put down Boxer rebellion 
1902
The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens. 
1903
Cardinal Giuseppe Sarto of Venice elected Pope Pius X 
1909
Ump Tim Hurst instigates a riot by spitting at A's 2nd baseman Eddie Collins, who had questioned a call, this leads to Hurst's banishment 
1910
A's Jack Coombs & White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 16 inn scoreless tie 
1914
WWI: German army shoots Belgian priests and burns down village of Battice 
1914
German fleet under admiral Souchon fire on Algerian coast 
1914
WWI: Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany 
1914
WWI: King Albert I becomes Supreme Commander of Belgian army after German declaration of war 
1914
WWI: Field Marshal Lord Kitchener becomes British Minister of War after British declaration of war on Germany 
1914
US declares neutrality on the outbreak of WWI 
1916
Denmark cedes Danish West Indies, including the Virgin Islands, to the US for $25 million 
1916
The Turks attack the British line at Romani in the northern Sinai (WWI) 
1917
Pravda calls for the killing of all capitalists, priests & officers 
1922
Female 1st baseman Lizzie Murphy plays on AL all-star team 
1925
1st Dutch Colijn government forms 
1925
US marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation 
1929
60,000 SA'ers/SS'ers march by Munich 
1929
Indians, in 9th with 2 outs score 9 to beat Yanks 14-6 
1929
Jones Beach in NY opens 
1930
Child labor laws established in Belgium 
1934
NY Giants Mel Ott sets record of 6 runs in game & beats Phillies 21-4 
1936
Ioannis Metaxas names himself dictator of Greece 
1941
Dodger Mickey Owens is 1st to catch 3 foul flies in an inning (3rd) 
1941
Winston Churchill departs on Prince of Wales to US 
1942
1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz 
1942
British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Cairo 
1942
Col-gen Jeremenko arrives in Stalingrad/welcomed by Nikita Khrushchev 
1942
German occupier orders all Dutch homing pigeons killed 
1943
British premier Churchill travels on the Queen Mary to Canada 
1943
Russian units reach suburbs of Orel 
1943
USAAF bombs Germans in Troina 
1944
Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified 
1944
British 8th Army reaches suburbs of Florence, Italy 
1945
Golfer Byron Nelson records most tournament wins (18) in a season 
1945
Red Sox Tom McBride is 3rd to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th) 
1946
An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 are killed and 20,000 are left homeless. 
1947
The Supreme Court of Japan is established. 
1948
5 day Southern States filibuster succeeds in maintaining America's poll tax 
1949
NBL & NBAA merge into National Basketball Association 
1952
Gambling boss Theodore Roe is murdered by the crew of Sam Giancana 
1953
Black families move into Trumbull Park housing project in Chicago 
1953
Vic Raschi sets pitcher record by driving in 7 runs & wins 15-0 
1954
Boscombe Down 1st flight of supersonic P-1 Lightning 
1954
The Government of Pakistan approves the National Anthem, written by Hafeez Jullundhry and composed by Ahmed G. Chagla. 
1955
Eisenhower authorizes $46 million for construction of CIA headquarters 
1956
1st motorcycle rode over 200 mph (Wilhelm Herz-210 mph/338 kph) 
1956
Elvis Presley releases "Hound Dog" 
1956
Indonesia says it will not pay debts to the Netherlands 
1958
Dumont TV Network crumbles 
1959
"Billy Barnes Revue" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 87 perfs 
1960
Rocket propelled USAF research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH 
1961
108°F, Spokane, WA 
1961
28th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 28, All-Stars 14 (66,000) 
1962
Nelson Mandela captured by South African police 
1963
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open 
1964
Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chaney, bodies discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam 
1964
North Vietnam torpedos US ships Gulf of Tonkin 
1965
Cook Islands enters into free association with New Zealand 
1967
34th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0 (70,934) 
1967
British pirate radio station Radio 355 resigns air 
1967
Shortwave group ANARC's 1st convention (Chicago) 
1967
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1967
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1968
100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, Calif 
1968
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open 
1968
WXTV TV channel 41 in New York-Paterson, NY (UNI) begins broadcasting 
1969
Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a HR outside of Dodger Stadium 
1970
Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness 
1971
US launches 1st satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft 
1972
Arthur Bremer jailed for 63 years for shooting Alabama Gov Wallace 
1974
Crawford-Butler Act allows Puerto Ricans to elect own governor 
1974
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic 
1975
Robert Plant is involved in a car crash in Rhodes 
1976
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1977
US President Carter establishes Department of Energy 
1977
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1979
Italian government of Cossiga begins 
1979
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1980
-11] Hurricane Aline, kills 272 in Texas & Caribbean 
1980
John & Yoko begin recording "Double Fantasy" 
1980
Seattle Mariners replace manager Darrell Johnson with Maury Wills 
1981
Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank for STS-2 mission 
1981
Oliver North is assigned to White House duty 
1982
NY Met Joel Youngblood singles in Chicago day game, he is traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game 
1983
Bettino Craxi sworn in as premier of Italy 
1983
France performs nuclear test 
1983
Revolution in Burkina Faso 
1983
While warming up before 5th inning Yankee Dave Winfield accidentally kills a seagull 
1984
Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics 
1984
Cliff Johnson sets a record with his 19th pinch hit HR 
1984
Prince's "Purple Rain" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 24 weeks 
1984
Republic of Upper Volta becomes Bourkina Faso (National Day) 
1985
"Dreamgirls" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1522 performances 
1985
California Angel Rod Carew gets his 3,000th hit 
1985
Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic 
1985
Phil Rizzuto Day, Yanks retire #10 
1985
Rod Carew is 16th to get 3,000 hits 
1985
White Sox Tom Seaver is 17th to win #300, beating Yankees 
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 
1987
FCC vote 4-0 to rescind fairness doctrine for broadcasters 
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 
1989
Blue Jays Dave Steib's perfect game broken up in 9th with 2 outs by NY Yankee Roberto Kelly 
1990
95.5°F (35.3°C) in De Bilt Neth (highest Aug temp in Neth) 
1990
European community proposes a boycott of Iraq 
1991
1st time Seattle Mariners are 9 games over .500 
1991
Deb Richard wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament 
1991
The Greek cruise ship Oceanos sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa. 
1993
Angolan air force bombs Huambo 
1993
Rwandian Hutus & Tutsis sign peace treaty in Arusha 
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 
1994
Howard Stern drops out of NY gubernatorial race 
1994
Truck carrying millions of bees overturns on NY parkway 
1995
Darryl Strawberry joins the NY Yankees 
1995
Operation Storm begins in Croatia. 
1996
24th du Maurier Golf Classic: Laura Davies 
1996
26th Olympic games closes at Atlanta, Georgia 
1996
J Bunning, E Weaver, B Foster, & N Hanlon inducted in Hall of Fame 
1997
"Keenan Ivory Wayan Show" premieres on Fox TV 
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. 
2005
Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada's 27th — and first black — Governor General. 
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. 
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. 
2010
California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, was overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger
2012
45 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Abyan, Yemen 
2012
South African Oscar Pistorius becomes first amputee to compete at the Olympics 
2013
Hassan Rouhani is inaugurated as the President of Iran 
2016
London Knife Attack Kills Woman and Wounds 5 Other People 
2016
Trump Taj Mahal casino to shut down after years of losses 
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