4 August It Happened Today

1060  Death of King Henry I of France.

1792  Birth of English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

1875  Death of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.

1914  Britain declares war on Germany.

1961  Birth of Barack Hussein Obama, elected president of the USA in 2009.

2000 Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, celebrates her 100th birthday.

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