è successo un 04 Agosto

1789 : Abolition of privileges

On the night of August 4, 1789, the Constituent Assembly abolished the privileges of the nobility resulting from the feudal system in order to calm the peasant revolt that was spreading in the countryside. The whole feudal system is abolished.

1944 : Anne Frank arrested

On August 4, 1944, Anne Frank, her family and other people sharing their refuge in a warehouse in Amsterdam, were captured by the Gestapo and deported to concentration camps. Anne Frank was 15 yearsold. She died in the Bergen-Belsen camp in March 1945.

1946 : Earthquake in the Dominican Republic

On August 4, 1946, an earthquake of magnitude 8.0 on the Richter scale hit the Dominican Republic. 100 people were killed. The relatively small number of victims, compared to the magnitude, was due to the fact that the earthquake occurred in the afternoon when everyone was outside.

1974 : A bomb exploded in Italicus Express

On August 4, 1974, a bomb exploded in the night train Italicus Express which was traveling from Rome to Munich. 12 people were killed and 48 injured.
The attack was perpetrated by neo-fascist organization Ordine Nuovo.

1984 : Upper Volta became Burkina Faso

On August 4, 1984, Upper Volta changed its name to Burkina Faso, (the land of honorable people). This change was wanted by the president of the National Council for the Revolution, Thomas Sankara, who came to power on 4 August 1983 by a coup.

Novità del giorno : 04 Agosto

National Day in Cook Islands
August 4 is the national holiday in the Cook Islands which commemorate their Constitution adopted on August 4, 1965. Cook Islands, which include 15 islands, are an independent state, but associated with New Zealand, ruling their internal affairs but without international sovereignty.

Citazione del giorno : 04 Agosto

Barack Obama
I found this national debt, doubled, wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office.

Compleanni : 04 Agosto

Louis Vuitton, Designer francese (1821)
Knut Hamsun, Scrittore norvegese, premio Nobel per la letteratura (1859)
Henri Cornet, Ciclista francese (1884)
Louis Armstrong, Trombettista jazz americano (1901)
Raoul Wallenberg, Diplomatico e umanitario svedese (1912)
Michel Déon, Scrittore francese (1919)
George Irving Bell, Alpinista e fisico americano (1926)
Thierry Roland, Commentatore sportivo (1937)
Ted Strickland, Uomo politico americano (1941)
Don S. Davis, Attore americano (1942)
Richard Belzer, Attore americano (1944)
Marie-France Cubadda, Giornalista francese (1947)
François Valéry, Cantante francese (1954)
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Primo ministro di Spagna (1960)
Barack Obama, 44o presidente degli Stati Uniti (1961)
Fredrik Reinfeldt, Primo Ministro di Svezia (1965)
Michael Marsh, Atleta americano (1965)
Luc Leblanc, Ciclista francese (1966)
Daniel Dae Kim, Attore americano coreano (1968)
Max Cavalera, Musicista brasiliano (Sepultura) (1969)
Michael DeLuise, Attore americano (1969)
Luís Boa Morte, Calciatore portoghese (1977)
Emmanuelle Boidron, Attrice francese (1978)

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Hans Christian Andersen, Scrittore danese (1875)
Melvyn Douglas, Attore americano (1981)
Jeanne Calment, Persona che ha vissuto la più lunga del mondo (122 anni) (1997)
Victor Mature, Attore americano (1999)
Frederick Chapman Robbins, Virologo americano, Premio Nobel per la Fisiologia e Medicina (2003)
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