All of the events below occurred on the same day of the month, August 4.
1693: Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon's invention of champagne.
1875: Novelist, short story writer and poet Hans Christian Andersen dies in Copenhagen, Denmark at age 70.
1901: Trumpet player and singer Louis Armstrong is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1914: The German army invades Belgium leading Belgium and Great Britain to declare war on Germany. The U.S. declares its neutrality.
1961: President Barack Obama is born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
1969: Secret peace negotiations begin in Paris over ending the Vietnam War. Initially, they are unsuccessful.
1996: The Centennial Olympic Games come to an end in Atlanta with closing ceremonies.
2014: Former White House Press Secretary James Brady, 73, dies in Alexandria, Virginia.