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 This day in History - August 4
338 Historic Events for August 4
1816

Israel Vogdes, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1889

Birth
1818

Lovell Harrison Rosseau, Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1821

William Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declar of Independence), dies at 86

Death
1821

1st edition of Saturday Evening Post (publishes until 1969)

Event
1823

Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton, (Gov-Ind), died in 1877

Birth
1825

Arthur Haygarth, cricketer (Middlesex and Surrey bat, famous biographer)

Birth
1830

Plans for city of Chicago laid out

Event
1832

Gaspar N£¤ez de Arce, Spain, poet "Spanish Tennyson"

Birth
1839

Walter Pater, London England, writer (Plato and Platoism)

Birth
1843

Flor van Duyse, composer

Birth
1846

Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer

Birth
1850

Frantisek Tucek, composer, dies at 68

Death
1855

John Bartlett publishes "Familiar Quotations"

Event
1856

Johann Gottlieb Schneider, composer, dies at 59

Death
1859

Knut Hamsun, Norway, writer/Nazi (Hunger-Nobel 1920)

Birth
1862

US govt collects its 1st income tax

Event
1864

Land and naval action new Brazos Santiago, Texas

Event
1870

Harry Lauder, Scotland, comedian/singer (Roman in the Gloamin)

Birth
1870

British Red Cross Society forms

Event
1873

Damasco Berenguer y Fuste, Spanish general/minister of War

Birth
1875

Hans Christian Andersen, Danish fairy tale writer, dies at 70

Death
1879

Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Aeterni Patris

Event
1881

122øF (50øC), Seville, Spain (European record)

Event
1881

Guy de PourtalŠs, Swiss/French writer (Nietzsche in Italy)

Birth
1883

Ren‚ "Sascha" Schickele, German writer/founder (Strmer)

Birth