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.Share: