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 This day in History - August 4
338 Historic Events for August 4
1943

British premier Churchill travels on the Queen Mary to Canada

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1943

Russian units reach suburbs of Orel

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1943

USAF bombs Germans in Troina

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1944

Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by Nazis

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1944

Richard Belzer, KOed by Hulk Hogan/comedian (How to be a Stand Up)

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1944

British 8th army reaches suburbs of Florence Italy

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1945

Red Sox Tom McBride is 3rd to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)

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1945

Golfer Byron Nelson records most tournament wins (18) in a season

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1945

Fred Hansen, US, pole vaulter (Olympic-gold-1964)

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1945

John Qace Hardbattle, political activist

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1946

Maureen Cox Starkey, 1st wife of Beatle Ringo Starr

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1947

Kenneth Dryden, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, 6 Stanley Cups)

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1947

Paul Leyton, rocker (Seekers)

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1948

James C Slattery, (Rep-D-Kansas, 1983- )

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1948

5 day southern filibuster succeeds in maintaining poll tax

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1949

John Riggins, NFL running back (NY Jets, Wash Redskins)

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1949

NBL and NBAA merge into National Basketball Association

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1951

Lane Evans, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )

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1952

Daniel Bautista, Mexico, 20k walker (Olympic-gold-1976)

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1952

Bobby Buntrock, Denver Colo, actor (Harold Baxter-Hazel)

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1952

Kristoffer Tabori, [Siegel], LA Calif, actor (Rappaccini's Daughter)

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1953

Vic Raschi sets pitcher record by driving in 7 runs and wins 15-0

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1953

Black families move into Trumbull Park housing project in Chicago

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1954

Janet Coles, LPGA golfer

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1954

Boscombe Down 1st flight of supersonic P-1 Lightning

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