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 This day in History - August 4
338 Historic Events for August 4
1909

Glenn Cunningham, US middle distance runner (1930's)

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1909

Roberto Burle Marx, landscape gardener

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1909

Ump Tim Hurst instigates a riot by spitting at A's 2nd baseman Eddie Collins, who had questioned a call, this leads to Hurst's banishment

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1910

A's Jack Coombs and White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 16 inn scoreless tie

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1910

William H Schuman, NYC, composer (Amer Festival Overture, Juilliard)

Birth
1912

David Raksin, Phila Penns, composer (Modern Times)

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1912

Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved 10,000s of Jews)

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1913

Wesley Addy, Omaha Neb, actor (Bostonians, Loving)

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1914

Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany

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1914

German fleet under admiral Souchon fire on Algerian coast

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1914

German army shoots Belgian priests/burns down village of Battice

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1914

Lord Kitchener becomes British minister of War

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1914

King Albert I becomes supreme commander of Belgian army

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1914

US declares neutrality in WW I

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1914

Rik Slabbinck, Flemish painter

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1915

Richard Kiepert, German cartographer (Africa), dies at 68

Death
1915

Irving Fields, NYC, pianist (Ilona Massey Show)

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1916

Denmark cedes Danish West Indies, including the Virgin Islands, to the US for $25 million

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1917

Pravda calls for killing all capitalists, priests and officers

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1919

D[ave] W Gregory, cricketer (brother of Ned, uncle of Syd), dies

Death
1920

Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov, composer, dies at 54

Death
1920

Helen Thomas, UPI journalist (starts press conferences)

Birth
1921

Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Montreal Canadien (MVP-1947)

Birth
1922

Female 1st baseman Lizzie Murphy plays on AL all-star team

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1922

Enver Pasa, Turkish politician, dies at 40

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