AP Highlight in History: 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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The Coast Guard had its beginnings as the Revenue Cutter Service.
Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was born in Field Place, England.
Plans for the city of Chicago were laid out.
Andrew 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.)
Britain declared war on Germany while the United States proclaimed its neutrality in World War I.
The bodies of three missing civil rights workers were found buried in an earthen dam in Mississippi.
President Jimmy Carter signed a measure establishing the Department of Energy.
The Federal Communications Commission voted to rescind the Fairness Doctrine, which required radio and TV stations to present balanced coverage of controversial issues.
Serb-dominated Yugoslavia withdrew its support for Bosnian Serbs, sealing the 300-mile border between Yugoslavia and Serb-held Bosnia.
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew up a bus in northern Israel during rush hour, killing nine passengers.
A 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.
Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants tied Hank Aaron's 755 career home runs.