Historical Events for 4th August 2019

1598 – London’s head office of Hanze closed
1914 – German fleet under admiral Souchon fire on Algerian coast
1914 – WWI: Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany
1944 – Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (GrĂ¼ne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified
1955 – Eisenhower authorizes $46 million for construction of CIA headquarters
1971 – US launches 1st satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft
1980 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin recording “Double Fantasy”
1985 – Tom Seaver of Chicago White Sox becomes 17th pitcher to win 300 MLB career games, beating New York, 4-1; 54,032 at Yankee Stadium
1988 – 21st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Omni Hotel
2010 – California’s Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state’s voters in 2008, is overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger

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