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 This day in History - August 4
338 Historic Events for August 4
1886

Colombia adopts constitution

Event
1888

Philip Greeley Clapp, composer

Birth
1889

Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, composer, dies at 75

Death
1890

Erich Weinert, writer

Birth
1891

George Washington Williams, historian (History of Negro), dies at 41

Death
1892

Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, composer

Birth
1892

Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden arrested in Fall River, Mass

Event
1892

Queen Wilhelmina and Emma open Merwede Canal between Amsterdam-Rhine

Event
1892

Andrew and Abby Borden, axed to death in Mass (by Lizzie Borden?)

Death
1897

Henry A Rucker appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for Georgia

Event
1897

Joseph Calleia, Malta, actor (Jungle Book, Gilda, Touch of Evil)

Birth
1900

Arturo Umberto Illia, pres of Argentina (1963-66)

Birth
1900

Elizabeth, Queen Mother Of England, King George VI's wife

Birth
1900

Douglas L Mays, cartoonist (Punch)

Birth
1901

Louie "Satchmo" Armstrong, New Orleans, jazz trumpeter (Hello Dolly)

Birth
1903

Cardinal Giuseppe Sarto of Venice elected Pope Pius X

Event
1903

Helen Kane, [Schroeder], Bronx NY, actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels)

Birth
1904

Theodore Newton, NJ, actor (Ace of Aces, Voltaire)

Birth
1904

Arnold Krug, composer, dies at 54

Death
1904

Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Pornography)

Birth
1905

Michael Scott Montague Fordham, Jungian analyst/educator

Birth
1906

Marie-Jos‚ von Saksen-Coburg, Belgian Princess

Birth
1908

Leslie Wilkinson, journalist

Birth
1908

Kurt Eichhorn, conductor

Birth
1908

Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist/author (Daily Express)

Birth