August 04: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On August 4, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 216th day of the Gregorian calendar is August 4th. Anne Frank was apprehended by Nazi police in 1944. NASA’s Phoenix spacecraft is launched on a mission to Mars in 2007. The 4th of August falls under the sign of Leo.

On this day, President Barack Obama, as well as Cole and Dylan Sprouse, were born. The 4th of August is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and National Coast Guard Day.


(August 04, 1821)
The Saturday Evening Post is published as a weekly newspaper for the first time.


(August 04, 1854)
The Hinomaru has been designated as the official flag to be flown by Japanese ships.

Happy Birthday! (August 04, 1961)
Barack Obama, American lawyer and politician, 44th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate. photo source:

(August 04, 2007)
The Phoenix spacecraft is launched by NASA.

(August 04, 2020)
When 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate explode in Beirut, Lebanon, at least 220 people are killed and over 5,000 are injured.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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