On this day in history.

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    July 16, 1920: the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye takes effect, making Burgenland a part of Austria, and South Tyrol a part of Italy

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    August 4, 1944:

    Acting on a tip from an unknown Dutch collaborator, the Gestapo discovers and arrests Anne Frank and her family in their secret hiding place. Anne's father, Otto Frank is the only one of the ten people arrested that day to survive the war. After the war he published his daughter's diary, which became an international best seller.
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    August 5, 1944 : The Cowra Breakout occurred, which is said to the the largest prison breakout in history, where at least 1104 Japanese prisoners of war attempted to escape from the POW camp near Cowra, New South Wales, Australia.

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    August 9, 1945: Fat Man, the second of two nuclear weapons used in warfare, is detonated over Nagasaki, Japan, destroying the city and killing 39,000 people at once.

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