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This Day in History: August 4

August 4: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1777, retired British cavalry officer, Phillip Astley, established the first modern circus.
  2. In 1862, the United States govenment collected income tax for the first time.
  3. In 1922, female First baseman, Lizzie Murphy, played on the AL all-star team.
  4. In 1936, Jesse Owens wins his second of four gold metals in the long jump at the Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany.
  5. In 1974, President Jimmy Carter signed a bill establishing the Department of Energy.
  6. Famous Birthdays: President Barack Obama, Louis Armstrong (jazz musician), Percy Bysshe Shelley (English poet), Raoul Wallenberg (humanitarian), Dylan & Cole Sprouse (actors)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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