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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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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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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 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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AdmiralAdama said:
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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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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