On this day in history.

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    Anniversaries. Famous births. Famous deaths. Events. Discoveries.

    What happened on today's date in years gone by? In your own words please. Any copy/paste entries must credit the source, please.

    Historical events which may be considered political are allowed, but in keeping with the forum rules, discussion of them is not. Please bear this in mind when posting.

    August 3, 1492.

    Christopher Columbus left Spain on the voyage that would see his discovery of the Americas.

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    August 3rd,1914. France and Germany declare war on each other.
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    On this day in history!

    4th August 1914 - Britain declared war on Germany in World War I. The U.S proclaimed it's neutrality.

    4th August 1921 - The first radio broadcast of a live tennis match occurred in Pittsburgh.
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    August 4th,1693;Dom Perignon invents Champagne.
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    August 4th,1900. Queen Elizabeth,the Queen Mother is born.
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    August 4th 1181, a super nova was detected in the constellation Cassiopia.

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    August 4, 2007, NASA's "Phoenix' Mars landing vehicle, was successfully launch from Cape Canaveral.

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    On this date in 1944,the Nazis arrested a family of 8 in Amsterdam. Only one of them survived the war. One of those who didn't survive was a teenage girl named Anne Frank. Her diary became a worldwide best seller and the house where she and Her family hid is now a museum.
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    August 4, 1821 - The 1st edition of Saturday Evening Post was published. (Remember it coming to our house in the mail).

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    August 4 1862 - U.S. government collects its 1st income tax
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    August 4 1927 - Peace bridge between US and Canada opens
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    I had no idea you were that old,Admiral.:D
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    On this day in 1964,the bodies of 3 civil rights workers were found buried in an earthen dam near Philadelphia,Mississippi. Their disappearance on June 21st sparked national headlines and a massive FBI investigation which became known as Mississippi Burning. The story was later made into a movie of the same name.
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    August 4th 1790, The United States Coast Guard is founded as the Revenue Marine. Semper Paratus.
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    August 4, 1954 - The uranium rush began in Saskatchewan, Canada.

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    No doubt set off by a glowing report by some survey team. ;)
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    August 5, 2011 - NASA's "Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter" captured photographic evidence of possible liquid water on Mars during warm seasons.

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    August 5, 910 - The last major Viking army to raid England is defeated at the Battle of Tettenhall by the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, led by King Edward and Earl Aethelred.

    August 5, 1861 - US Army abolishes flogging.

    August 5, 1926 - Houdini stays in a coffin under water for 1½ hrs before escaping.

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