Today in history: August 4

George Washington holds a compass and a square and says, 'Now the world will be mine!'

August 4 1753: In Fredericksburg, Virginia, George Washington is raised to the rank of Master Mason in the fraternity of Freemasons.

Abbey wields a sword at a pile of books labeled 'Regulations,' 'Policies,' and 'Legalese,' while shouting, 'Have at you!'

August 4 1824: The Battle of Kos is fought between Greek and Turkish forces.