IN HISTORY THIS DAY - August 4th:

1956 - 1st motorcycle rode over 200 mph (Wilhelm Herz-210 mph/338 kph)
1956 - Elvis Presley releases "Hound Dog"

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1900 - Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, London or Hitchin UK, consort of King George VI and Queen Mother after his death (d. 2002)
1901 - Louis Armstrong, New Orleans Louisiana, jazz trumpeter (Hello Dolly), (d. 1971)
1961 - Barack Obama, Honolulu Hawaii,44th United States President (Democrat) and first African--American president

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1988 - Kevin Bacon marries Kyra Sedgwick
2001 - "James Bond" actor Pierce Brosnan(49) weds TV host and journalist Keely Shaye Smith (37) at the 785-year-old Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland
2012 - Actress Natalie Portman (31) weds ballet dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied (35) in Big Sur, California

GOODBYE TO:

1875 - Hans Christian Andersen, Danish fairy tale writer, dies at 70
1987 - Kenny Price, comedian (Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw), dies at 56

For more historical events that happened this date, visit http://www.historyorb.com/day/august/4

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