4th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

AUGUST 4th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~  1944 : Anne Frank captured | & more about history on this day in the video… The Nazi Gestapo captured 15 year old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family in a sealed off area of an Amsterdam warehouse.

MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ AUGUST 4th

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PEOPLE BORN ON THiS DAY ~ AUGUST 4th

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DEATHS ON THiS DAY ~ AUGUST 4th

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TiMELiNE of HiSTORY ON THiS DAY & PEOPLE BORN on AUGUST 4th

1693 ~ Dom Perignon’s invention of Champagne.

1783 ~ Mount Asama erupted in Japan, killing about 1,400 people. The volcano eruption caused a famine, which resulted in 20,000 more deaths.

1821 ~ Atkinson & Alexander published The Saturday Evening Post as a weekly newspaper for the first time.

1854 ~ The Hinomaru was established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships.

1902 ~ The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opened.

1906 ~ Central railway station in Sydney opened.

1914 ~ Germany invaded Belgium, and in response, Belgium and the United Kingdom declared war on Germany. The United States declared its neutrality, durin World War I.

1944 ~ Anne Frank the Jewish diarist and her family were arrested, when a tip from a Dutch informer led the Gestapo to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse, during the Holocaust.

1946 ~ The Dominican Republic earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hit northern Dominican Republic, and killed 100 people, with 20,000 left homeless.

1947 ~ The Supreme Court of Japan was established.

1958 ~ The Billboard Hot 100 was published for the first time.

1965 ~ The Constitution of Cook Islands came into force, which gave the Cook Islands self-governing status within New Zealand.

1991 ~ The Greek cruise ship MTS Oceanos sank off the Wild Coast of South Africa.

1995 ~ Operation Storm began in Croatia.

2007 ~ NASA’s Phoenix spaceship was launched.

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