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This Day in History for August 4 – Anne Frank Captured and More

Arne List, Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1892 – The parents of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Mass. home (More info)

1944 – A tip from a Dutch informer leads Nazis to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family (More info)

1958 – The Billboard Hot 100 is founded (More info)

1964 – The remains of three civil rights workers whose disappearance on June 21 garnered national attention are found buried near Philadelphia, Miss. (More info)

1977 – President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating the United States Department of Energy (More info)

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