spotlight Highlights from history: August 4 Aug 4, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Highlights from major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1936: Jesse Owens In 1936, Jesse Owens of the United States won the second of his four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics as he prevailed in the long jump over German Luz Long, who was the first to congratulate him. Uncredited 1964: Civil Rights Workers Bodies Found In 1964, the bodies of missing civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney were found buried in an earthen dam in Mississippi. JL 1972: Wallace Shooter Release In 1972, Arthur Bremer was convicted and sentenced in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, to 63 years in prison for his attempt on the life of Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace (the sentence was later reduced to 53 years; Bremer was released from prison in 2007). Anonymous 1975: Dancing Queen In 1975, the Swedish pop group ABBA began recording their hit single "Dancing Queen" at Glen Studio outside Stockholm (it was released a year later). STR 1977: Department of Energy On August 4, 1977, President Jimmy Carter signed a measure establishing the Department of Energy. Barry Thumma 1993: Laurence Powell, Stacey Koon In 1993, a federal judge sentenced Los Angeles police officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell to 2 1/2 years in prison for violating Rodney King's civil rights. Nick Ut 1997: UPS Strike In 1997, Teamsters went on a 15-day strike against United Parcel Service after talks broke down with the nation's largest package delivery service. E.J. FLYNN 2004: Mary Kay LeTourneau In 2004, former teacher Mary Kay Letourneau, convicted of having sex with a sixth-grade pupil, was released from a Washington state prison after 7 1/2 years behind bars. Alan Berner 2009: Health Club Shooting In 2009, a gunman opened fire in a health club in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, killing three women before killing himself. Don Wright 2014: James Brady Death James Brady, 73, the affable, witty press secretary who had survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt against President Ronald Reagan and undertook a personal campaign for gun control, died in Alexandria, Virginia. ZEBOWSKI Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Recommended View All Promotions promotion spotlight Could you pass a US civics test? promotion Pet tributes More Latest Local Offers Claffey and Rota Funeral Home We invite you to discover what has made Claffey & Rota Funeral Home the ultimate provider of creating healing experiences in the community. Christina S Christina S is the Fashion and Beauty Destination. Yak & Yeti Restaurant Yak & Yeti Lunch Special - 15% OFF when you mention this ad! All dishes made to your choice, Mild, Medium, Spicy!!! Lunch served 11:30am to 3:00pm daily, visit us today!