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This Day in History for August 4

1862 – US government collects its 1st income tax.

1892 – Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden arrested in Fall River, Massachusetts on two counts of murder.

1914 – US declares neutrality on the outbreak of WWI.

1925 – US marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation.

1944 – Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified.

1948 – 5 day Southern States filibuster succeeds in maintaining America’s poll tax.

1952 – Gambling boss Theodore Roe is murdered by the crew of Sam Giancana.

1955 – President Eisenhower authorizes $46 million for construction of CIA headquarters.

1961 – Spokane, Washington reaches August record 108 degrees.

1964 – Bodies of civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney discovered in an eastern Mississippi dam.

1964 – North Vietnam torpedoes US ships Gulf of Tonkin.

1971 – US launches 1st satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft.

1972 – Arthur Bremer jailed for 63 years for shooting Alabama Governor Wallace.

1974 – Crawford-Butler Act allows Puerto Ricans to elect own governor.

1977 – US President Clinton establishes Department of Energy.

1980 – Hurricane Allen, kills 272 in Texas & Caribbean.

1981 – Oliver North is assigned to White House duty.

1988 – Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II.

1994 – Truck carrying millions of bees overturns on NY parkway.

2009 – Kin Jong-ll meets former President Bill Clinton. He pardons and releases captured American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling who were found guilty of entering the country illegally.

2017 – Aldi supermarket withdraws all eggs from sale after chemical fipronil found in eggs from Netherlands.

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