August 04 History

August is the eighth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, August was the sixth month of the year. August was previously called Augustus Caesar in Latin as it was the sixth month in the ancient Roman calendar. It became the eighth month when January and February were added to the calendar.

August was originally Augustus mensis, the sixth month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 31 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 45 BCE to honor Julius Caesar.

According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. August 04 has its own special significance in India and world history.

In modern times, August has 31 days. It is considered the busiest time for tourism because it falls in the main school summer holiday period.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on August 04. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 04 August:

  • 1730: Crown Prince Frederick of Persia survived from England.
  • 1735: Jury accuses John Zenger (NY Weekly Journal) of suing him for treason by a king’s politician (victory for freedom of the press).
  • 1753: George Washington created a master mason.
  • 1791: Treaty of Systova signed, Ottoman-Habsburg War ended.
  • 1796: French Revolutionary War – Battle of Lonana: Italy’s French army under Napoleon crushed an Austrian brigade.
  • 1862: US government ordered to collect its first income tax.
  • 1870: The British Government established the British Red Cross Society.
  • 1875: Danish writer Hans Christian Anderson was born. He was famous for writing beautiful stories for children.
  • 1886: Colombia passed the constitution of the country to this day.
  • 1914: England declares war against Germany.
  • 1929: On this day, Kishore Kumar Khandwa, the most famous playback singer actor, singer, director of Indian cinema, was born in Madhya Pradesh.
  • 1930: Legislation was enacted in Europe of Belgium for the wages of young children.
  • 1947: Supreme Court established in Japan.
  • 1961: America’s first black and 44th President Barack Hussein Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.
  • 1983: Thomas Sankar becomes President of Upper Volta.
  • 1997: Mo Khatami was sworn in as the new president, winning the election in Iran.
  • 1999: China refuses to allow regular flights of US Army aircraft to land in Hong Kong.
  • 2001: Russia and North Korea sign strategic agreement.
  • 2002: The 17th Commonwealth Games ended in Manchester, England.
  • 2004: ‘NASA’ named Altix supercomputer Casey as Kalpana Chavna.
  • 2007: US space agency NASA launches Phoenix Spacecraft for Mars.
  • 2007: US launches Phoenix Mars Lander, an American spacecraft whose job was to search for Mars.
  • 2007: NASA built Phoenix spacecraft.
  • 2008: Indian government conferred Navratna status to Shipping Corporation of India (SCI).
  • 2014: Agree to ceasefire for 72 hours for Hamas and Israel.

The Most Important Historical events of August Month

Also See: Today in Indian and World History – What Happened Today In History


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