AUGUST 4 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1693 – Dom Perignon‘s invented Champagne on the 4th August 1693, although he actually did not have anything to do with sparkling wine.

1783 – Mount Asama eruped in Japan on the 4th August 1783, killing about 1,400 people.

1821 – Louis Vuitton the French fashion designer and founder of Louis Vuitton was born on the 4th August 1821 (d. 1892).

1821 – Atkinson & Alexander published The Saturday Evening Post for the first time on the 4th August 1821, as a weekly newspaper.

1900 – Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was born on the 4th August 1900 (d. 2002).

1901 – Louis Armstrong the American trumpeter and singer was born on the 4th August 1901 (d. 1971).

1902 – The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opened on the 4th August 1902.

1906 – Central railway station, Sydney opened on the 4th August 1906.

1923 – Reg Grundy the Australian television producer was born on the 4th August 1923.

1937David Holliday the American Broadway actor and television voice actor was born on the 4th August 1937 (died 1999).

1944 –  Anne Frank, her family, and 4 others were arrested on the 4th August 1944.

1947 – The Supreme Court of Japan was established on the 4th August 1947.

1958 – The Billboard Hot 100 was published for the first time on the 4th August 1958.

1960 – Tim Winton the Australian writer was born on the 4th August 1960.

1961 – Barack Obama the 44th President of the United States was born on the 4th August 1961.

1989 – Jessica Mauboy the Australian singer-songwriter and actress was born on the 4th August 1989.

2007 – NASA‘s Phoenix spaceship was launched on the 4th August 2007.

2011Red Dog the Australian film starring Koko the Kelpie was released on the 4th August 2011.

Koko Red Dog Kelpie Australian movie poster famous dogs film canine cinema star girl guy motorbike desert 2011
Koko the Red Cloud Kelpie featured on the Red Dog movie poster ~ 2011

 

Today in History for August 4th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…   

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