History of 4 August

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  • 1990 – The European Community imposed an embargo on oil from Iraq and Kuwait. This was done to protest the Iraqi invasion of the oil-rich Kuwait.
  • 1991 – The Oceanos, a Greek luxury liner, sank off of South Africa’s southeast coast. All of the 402 passengers and 179 crewmembers survived.
  • 1994 – Yugoslavia withdrew its support for Bosnian Serbs. The border between Yugoslavia and Serb-held Bosnia was sealed.
  • 1996 – Josia Thugwane won a gold medal after finishing first in the marathon. He became the first black South African to win a gold medal.
  • 1997 – Teamsters began a 15-day strike against UPS (United Parcel Service). The strikers eventually won an increase in full-time positions and defeated a proposed reorganization of the company’s pension plan.
  • 2007 – NASA’s Phoenix spacecraft was launched on a space exploration mission of Mars. The Phoenix lander descended on Mars on May 25, 2008.
  • 2009 – North Korean leader Kim Jong-il pardoned two American journalists, who had been arrested and imprisoned for illegal entry earlier in the year.
  • 2019 – Nine people are killed and 26 injured in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio. This comes only 12 hours after another mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, where 23 people were killed.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Marques Houston, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1981 – Benjamin Lauth, German footballer
  • 1981 – Abigail Spencer, American actress
  • 1981 – Meghan Markle, American actress and humanitarian, and member of British Royal Family
  • 1983 – Greta Gerwig, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1984 – Terry Campese, Australian rugby league player
  • 1984 – Mardy Collins, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Crystal Bowersox, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1985 – Robbie Findley, American soccer player
  • 1985 – Mark Milligan, Australian footballer
  • 1985 – Ha Seung-jin, South Korean basketball player
  • 1985 – Antonio Valencia, Ecuadorean footballer
  • 1986 – Nick Augusto, American drummer
  • 1986 – Leon Camier, English motorcycle racer
  • 1986 – Cicinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1986 – Iosia Soliola, New Zealand-Samoan rugby league player
  • 1986 – David Williams, Australian rugby league player
  • 1987 – Jang Keun-suk, South Korean actor and singer
  • 1987 – Marreese Speights American basketball player
  • 1987 – Tomoya Warabino, Japanese actor
  • 1988 – Carly Foulkes, Canadian model and actress
  • 1989 – Tomasz Kaczor, Polish sprint canoeist[
  • 1989 – Jessica Mauboy, Australian singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1989 – Wang Hao, Chinese chess player
  • 1990 – Hikmet Balioğlu, Turkish footballer
  • 1990 – Siim Tenno, Estonian footballer
  • 1991 – Thiago Cardoso, Brazilian footballer
  • 1991 – Izet Hajrović, Bosnian footballer
  • 1992 – Daniele Garozzo, Italian fencer
  • 1992 – Dylan Sprouse, American actor
  • 1992 – Cole Sprouse, American actor
  • 1994 – Pauli Pauli, Australian rugby league player
  • 1995 – Bruna Marquezine, Brazilian actress