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4 August

1133 – England – Earthquake, epicentre in West. http://www.quakes.bgs.ac.uk/historical/query_eq/

1265 – England – Battle of Evesham (Second Barons’ War). http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/medieval/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=14

1578 – Morocco – Alcácer Quibir.http://warfarehistorian.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/battle-of-ksar-el-kebir-morocco-1578.html


1701 – Canada – Great Peace of Montreal signed. https://youtu.be/5sX8xOpibH0 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Peace_of_Montreal

1704 – Gibraltar – Captured by English and Dutch fleet (War of the Spanish Succession). http://www.heritage-history.com/www/heritage.php?Dir=wars&FileName=wars_spanishsuccess.php

1741 – Cuba – Invasion of Cuba began (War of Jenkins’ Ear). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Cuba_(1741)

1783 – Japan – Mount Asama erupted, 1400 killed. http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/asama.html

1791 – Bulgaria – Treaty of Sistova signed (Austro-Turkish War).. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Sistova

1796 – Italy – Second Battle of Lonato ended (French Revolutionary Wars). http://www.napoleon-series.org/military/battles/c_lonato.html

1821 – USA – Saturday Evening Post first published. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Saturday_Evening_Post

1873 – USA – Battle of Honsinger Bluff (Yellowstone Expedition). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Honsinger_Bluff

1877 – Ottoman Empire – Herzegovina Uprising ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herzegovina_Uprising_(1875–77)


1889 – USA – Great Fire of Spokane. https://youtu.be/MNEekSZ6BAA  http://spokanehistorical.org/items/show/356

1900 – South Africa – Battle of Elands River began (Second Boer War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Elands_River_(1900)

1902 – UK – Greenwich Foot Tunnel, London, opened. http://www.urban75.org/london/greenwich-foot-tunnel-photos.html

1903 – Rome – Cardinal Giuseppe Melchoirre Sarto became Pope Pius X. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Pius_X

1906 – Australia – Central Railway Station (third), Sydney opened. http://www.sydneyarchitecture.com/cbd/cbd7-003.htm

1911 – Ottoman Empire – Albanian Revolt ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albanian_Revolt_of_1911

1914 – Belgium – Invaded by Germany (WWI). http://www.firstworldwar.com/timeline/1914.htm

1914 – UK – Declared war on Germany (WWI). http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/mirror01_01.shtml


1934 – UK – II British Empire Games in London began. https://youtu.be/w8nd9tqaXR8 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1934_British_Empire_Games

1939 – Spain – Deutsche Lufthansa plane crashed at Tivissa, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19390804-0

1943 – Atlantic Ocean – RAF plane shot down by U-boat, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430804-0

1944 – Netherlands – Anne Frank, her family and four others arrested by Gestapo at a warehouse in Amsterdam. http://www.annefrank.org/en/Anne-Frank/Discovery-and-arrest/The-day-of-the-arrest/

1945 – Indonesia – US Navy plane crashed at Biak 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450804-0

1946 – Australia – Earthquake measuring 6.2Mw, epicentre in Launceston, Tasmania.

1946 – Dominican Republic – Earthquake measuring 8.0Mw, 100 killed. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/events/1946_08_04.php

1947 – Japan – Supreme Court established. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_Japan

1952 – USA – R P Weesner plane crashed at Miami International Airport, FL, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520804-0

1955 – USA – American Airlines Flight 476 crashed near Fort Leonard Wood-Forney AAF, MO, 30 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19550804-0


1966 – Jamaica – VIII British Empire & Commonwealth Games in Kingston began. https://youtu.be/jM1ia7woVbk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_British_Empire_and_Commonwealth_Games

1974 – Italy – Italicus Express Bombing, 12 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italicus_Express_bombing_1974


1975 – Malaysia – AIA Building Hostage Crisis, Kuala Lumpar, began. http://youtu.be/w7b0cikXdp8 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_AIA_building_hostage_crisis

1976 – Canada – Paralympic V Summer Games Opening Ceremony in Toronto. http://www.paralympic.org/toronto-1976

1991 – South Africa – Greek cruise ship MTS Oceanus sank. http://www.oceanossinking.com/

1995 – Croatia – Operation Storm began (Croiatian War of Independence/Bosnian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Storm


1996 – USA – XXVI Summer Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in Atlanta. https://youtu.be/zoszdYy1zEE http://www.olympic.org/atlanta-1996-summer-Olympics

2002 – UK – XVII Commonwealth Games in Manchester ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_Commonwealth_Games

2002 – UK – Soham Murders (Jessica Chapman & Holly Wells). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soham_murders

2003 – Scotia Sea – Earthquake measuring 7.6Mw.


2005 – Russia – Priz AS-28 miniature submarine accident. https://youtu.be/mS0S_RZE-i8 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_deep_submergence_rescue_vehicle_AS-28

2006 – Sri Lanka – Trincomalee Massacre, 17 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Trincomalee_massacre_of_NGO_workers

2007 – USA – Phoenix spacecraft launched. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/launch/index.html

York

1914 – Citizen’s Committee set up to dispense relief to poor during WWI.