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  1. On August 4, 1922, phone service across the United States and Canada was suspended for one minute to honor Alexander Graham Bell's funeral with a moment of silence.

  2. The U.S. Congress passed a tax on long distance phone calls to pay for the Spanish-American War (1898). The war ended 4 months later, but the tax remained in place for over 100 years. On August 1, 2006, the IRS announced it would no longer collect the tax.

  3. On August 4, 1945 the Soviet Union used the Young Pioneer Organization as a front to gift the Great Seal of the United States to a US Ambassador. It was bugged. It remained in his office for seven years before detection.

  4. The Bon Jovi song “August 7, 4:15”’was written about the strange death of his tour manager’s daughter who was just 6. She was found at the side of the road just a few houses away from her house. Her cause of death was blunt force trauma but what killed her remains speculation today.

  5. On August 4, 1911, Germany Schaefer was the last MLB player to steal first base, forcing a rule change. Also in 1914 he randomly walked in to a Chicago court room and successfully defended two drunks and got them acquitted.

  6. The United States Coast Guard was Created by Congress on 4 August 1790 at the request of Alexander Hamilton as the Revenue Marine, it is the oldest continuous seagoing service of the United States

  7. The signing of the Declaration of Independence didn't occur on July 4, 1776. After the Continental Congress voted to declare independence on July 2, the final language of the document was approved on July 4, and it was printed and distributed on July 4–5. The actual signing was on August 2, 1776

  8. Lizzie's father and step mother were murdered on August 4, 1892 but Lizzie was not indicted for the murders until December 2nd, 1892.

  9. In August 1951 the town of Pont-Saint-Esprit, France experienced an outbreak of hallucinations that resulted in 4 deaths and 50 people hospitalized (e.g. one man jumped out a window). For years the incident of mass insanity was blamed on bread contaminated with the psychedelic fungus – ergot.

  10. On August 25, 1835, the New York Sun published a 6 article hoax about the discovery of life on the moon, calling the inhabitants Moonbat's with a population of 4,200,000,000. The discoveries were falsely attributed to Sir John Herschel, one of the best-known contemporary astronomers of that time

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Visiting my parents during 4 years of college ( August 2013 - December 2016)

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Number of vehicle license plates by each country sighted during a 4 hour trip across northern Greece. (August 2017)

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Maria de Lujan Telpuk, a former airport security official. On 4 August 2007, she caught a Venezuelan-American businessman trying to smuggle $790,550 into Argentina, which were illegal campaign contributions from Hugo Chavez. She used her fame to become a Playboy model.

Hungary suffered the worst hyperinflation in recorded history. When the pengő was replaced in August 1946 by the forint, the total value of all Hungarian banknotes in circulation amounted to 1/1,000 of one US dollar. The exchange rate from pengo to florint was 4×10^29 pengő for 1 florint.

The Bon Jovi song “August 7, 4:15” is about their tour manager’s 6 year old daughter who died under extremely strange circumstances.

April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10) and December 12 (12/12) all fall on the same day of the year. Also, 5/9, 9/5, 7/11, and 11/7. For this year, that is, Saturday.

2001-2 was a bad year for the USS Greenville. In Feb 2001, it collided with a Japanese HS fishing boat, killing 4 students. In August 2001, it ran aground in Saipan. In January 2002, it punched a hole in another Navy boat.

Female gives birth to 6 to 12 live babies after 4 to 5 months of pregnancy. Young slow worms are born during the August and September. They are 1.6 inches long at birth and covered with golden stripes.

It was later revealed that no North Vietnamese vessels were involved in the second Gulf of Tonkin Incident on August 4. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara later admitted the second incident never took place and President Johnson even said in private a year later that "For all I know, our Navy was shooting at whales out there." The second incident was to be the causus belli for war.

In the Terminator franchise, August 4 is the anniversary of the Skynet launch.

On 4 August 1972, then President of Uganda, Idi Amin, ordered the expulsion of his country's Asian minority, giving them 90 days to leave Uganda. Amin said that he had a dream in which Allah told him to order the expulsion.

The Decleration of Independence was actually signed on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 due to New York Delegates seeing fault in certain senriments in the Dec. of Ind.

GameStop was required by PA State Police to provide fingerprint IDs when customers traded in games at Philadelphia GameStop locations. State Police asserted the fingerprint ID would help track thieves. By August 4, 2014, the policy had been reversed in all Philadelphia-area GameStop stores.

4 Ahau 8 Cumku (the Mayan calendar date for the beginning of the universe) has been calculated to be August 11, 3114 B.C.E.

Super Troopers 2 is happening! They raised $4 million on Indiegogo in 2015, finished making the movie in August 2017, and are set to release it in theaters on Friday April 20th. (More in comments)

A nuclear power station in Belgium, Doel 4, was shut down due to a serious case of sabotage in August 2014

Mrs Bridget Driscoll was the first pedestrian killed by a car in the UK on August 17th 1896. She had hesitated in front of the car and seemed "bewildered" before being run over at the blistering speed of 4 MPH (6.4 kph).

In 1959, ten years before Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon, a comic strip by Jeff Hawke was published. In the strip is a stone commemorating the first human landing on the Moon, dated August 4, 1969. This forecast the real date of this event with an error of only two weeks.

A day like today august 29th, the USSR tested its first nuclear weapon just 4 years after Trinity.

Tusko" the name of a male Indian elephant at the Oklahoma City Zoo. On August 3, 1962,[4] researchers from the University of Oklahoma injected 297 mg of LSD to him, which is over 1,000 times the dose typical of human recreational use.

The first pedestrian killed by a car happened on August 17th 1896: Mrs Bridget Driscoll was frozen in place by panic as Arthur Edsell ran her over at the blistering speed of 4 MPH.

Adolf Beuno Heinrich Ernst Heusinger (August 4, 1897 – November 30, 1982) was a German military officer, Adolf Hitler's Chief of Staff, and later on became Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

On August 4, 2009, the tallest mountain on the island of Antigua was renamed Mount Obama, after the President who was then celebrating his 48th birthday

In 1946 Hungary experienced the worst case of hyperinflation on record, peaking at 1.6×10^16% a month (prices doubling every 15 hours). In late 1945 their highest denomination was 1,000 pengő but by August 1946 a new currency, the forint, was introduced, equivalent to 4×10^29 pengő

In 1946 Hungary experienced the worst case of hyperinflation on record, peaking at 1.3×10^16% per month (prices doubling every 15 hours). In late 1945 their highest denomination was 1,000 pengő but by August 1946 a new currency, the forint, was introduced equivalent to 4×10^29 pengő

August 4 is 'Barack Obama Day' in Illinois. Set on his birthday, it is a commemorative holiday, a day of recognition.

Today is the birthday of Barack Obama. He was born on August 4, 1951 in Hawaii.