Today In History August 4

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Today In History August 4

August 4, the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (217thin case of leap years) marks as an important date in world history. Over time, many significant incidents occurred today in history which included start and end of wars, signing of treaties, scientific achievements, natural disasters, and events of economic, political, and cultural significance among others. Some important events that took place today in history include the British Empire and Belgium declaring war on Germany during First World War, Ioannis Metaxas suspending parliament and establishing the 4thof August Regime in Greece, the arrest of Anne Frank and her family by the Gestapo and establishment of the Supreme Court of Japan.

Let’s discuss a few major Historical events in Today’s History i.e. August 4

What happened today in history in the year 1265?

The Battle of Evesham was fought on the morning of the 4thAugust in the year 1265, between the forces of several rebel barons led by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, and the army of King Henry III, under his son Prince Edward (the future King Edward I).

De Montfort’s rebel forces of around 6,000 men were trapped in Evesham by a Royal army of at least twice this number. Despite being heavily outnumbered, de Montfort charged his cavalry into the enemy ranks in an attempt to split the royal forces.

The battle lasted for some hours before finally turning into a bloody massacre. Both de Montfort and his son Henry were killed, along with around 4,000 of his soldiers

What was invented today in history?

Phoenix, U.S. space probe launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on August 4, 2007; it landed on May 25, 2008, in the north polar region of Mars. Phoenix’s main aim was to collect and analyze soil samples to provide answers to the questions of whether the Martian arctic can support life, what the history of water is at the landing site, and how Martian climate is affected by polar dynamics.

Reference:

  • historic-uk.com
  • britannica.com