Today in History
Today in History: Tuesday, August  04, 2015
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On Aug. 4, 1944, Anne Frank, 15, was arrested along with her sister, parents and four other people after they had spent two years hiding from the Nazis in a building Amsterdam. Her diary became a famous account of the Holocaust.
 
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1790The Coast Guard had its beginnings as the Revenue Cutter Service.
1792Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was born in Field Place, England.
1830Plans for the city of Chicago were laid out.
1892Andrew and Abby Borden were axed to death in their home in Fall River, Mass. (Lizzie Borden, Andrew Borden's daughter from a previous marriage, was accused of the killings, though she was later acquitted.)
1914Britain declared war on Germany while the United States proclaimed its neutrality in World War I.
1964The bodies of three missing civil rights workers were found buried in an earthen dam in Mississippi.
1977President Jimmy Carter signed a measure establishing the Department of Energy.
1987The Federal Communications Commission voted to rescind the Fairness Doctrine, which required radio and TV stations to present balanced coverage of controversial issues.
1994Serb-dominated Yugoslavia withdrew its support for Bosnian Serbs, sealing the 300-mile border between Yugoslavia and Serb-held Bosnia.
2002A Palestinian suicide bomber blew up a bus in northern Israel during rush hour, killing nine passengers.
2005A mini-submarine carrying seven Russians became caught on an underwater antenna 600 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean; the men were rescued three days later with help from a British vessel.
2007Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants tied Hank Aaron's 755 career home runs.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
President Barack Obama turns 54 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Richard BelzerActor, comedian ("Law and Order: Special Victims Unit")71
John RigginsFootball Hall of Famer66
Alberto GonzalesFormer attorney general60
Billy Bob ThorntonActor60
Kym KarathActress ("The Sound of Music")57
Roger ClemensBaseball player53
Dennis LehaneAuthor50
Michael DeLuiseActor46
Jeff GordonRace car driver44
Crystal BowersoxCountry singer ("American Idol")30
Dylan SprouseActor23
Cole SprouseActor23
Actor Daniel Dae Kim ("Lost," "Hawaii Five-O") turns 47 years old today.
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