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Daily Calendar for Friday, August 4, 2023

Died

  • King Henry I of France –
  • Hans Christian Andersen (writer) –
  • Pearl White (actress) –
  • Melvyn Douglas (actor) –

Born

  • Louis Armstrong (musician) –
  • William Howard Schuman (composer) –
  • Billy Bob Thornton (actor) –
  • Barack Obama (44th U.S. president) –
  • Roger Clemens (baseball player) –
  • Jeff Gordon (race car driver) –
  • Kurt Busch (race car driver) –
  • Dylan and Cole Sprouse (actors) –

Events

  • In a triumph for freedom of the press, newspaperman John Peter Zenger was acquitted of the charge of seditious libel–
  • George Washington became a Master Mason–
  • What is now Prince Edward Island became separate from Nova Scotia–
  • The Saturday Evening Post was published for the first time as a weekly newspaper–
  • Aurora visible in much of the United States–
  • Thomas Stevens was the first to bicycle across the United States, leaving San Francisco on April 22 and arriving on this day in Boston to complete his transcontinental trip.–
  • The family of Lizzie Borden was found murdered in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts–
  • Canada entered WWI–
  • The Gestapo found Anne Frank–
  • Three civil rights workers (James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner) were found murdered outside Philadelphia, Mississippi–
  • Major geomagnetic storm–
  • President Jimmy Carter signed legislation creating the United States Department of Energy–
  • Phoenix Mars Lander launched, Cape Canaveral, Florida–

Weather

  • Spokane, Washington, reached a record high temperature of 108 degrees F–
  • 112 degrees F at Walla Walla, Washington–

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