What happened today in history?
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August 4

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:

Barry Bonds (Majestic Athletic)  
San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds hits his 755th career home run, tying the all-time major league baseball record held by Hank Aaron.

(photo credit: Majestic Athletic)

1999   Actor Victor Mature dies of leukemia near San Diego, California, at age 86.
1996 Closing ceremonies take place for the Atlanta Olympics.
1991 The Greek cruise ship Oceanos sinks off the coast of South Africa; all 581 passengers and crew survive.
1977 The US Department of Energy is established.
1944 Nazis remove 13-year-old Anne Frank and her family from their hiding place above her father's Amsterdam factory.
1916 The US buys the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million.
1914 England declares war on Germany, during WWI.
1892 Lizzie Borden is accused of murdering her parents with an axe at their Fall River, MA, home (she is later acquitted).
1875 Children's storyteller Hans Christian Andersen dies at Rolighed, Denmark, at age 70.
1821 The Saturday Evening Post magazine is first published.
1790 The Revenue Cutter Service, forerunner of the modern day US Coast Guard, is formed.
1070 Eight-year-old Philip I becomes King of France.

Born today:

1992  Cole Sprouse - actor, twin brother of actor Dylan Sprouse

1992  Dylan Sprouse - actor, twin brother of actor Cole Sprouse

1971  Jeff Gordon - NASCAR auto racer (Nextel Cup winner 2001, 1998, 1997, 1995)

1968  Daniel Dae Kim - actor (Lost)

1968  Rob Cieka - drummer (The Boo Radleys)

1962  Roger Clemens - baseball pitcher

1962  Paul Reynolds - guitarist (Flock Of Seagulls)

1955  Billy Bob Thornton - actor, former husband of actress Angelina Jolie

1949  John Riggins - NFL running back (Washington Redskins)

1943  Tina Cole - actress (My Three Sons)

1934  Joe Leonard - motorcycle and auto racer

1929  Yasser Arafat - Palestinian leader

1921  Herb Ellis - jazz guitarist, singer

1920  Helen Thomas - press correspondent (UPI)

1901  Louis Armstrong - jazz trumpeter, singer

1900  Elizabeth I - Queen Mother of Britain

1792  Percy Bysshe Shelley - poet


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