August 4- On This Day.

August 4- On This Day.

This day in history.



What Happened Today in History

Historical Events

1558 1st printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah)

1821 Russian Antarctic Expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen returns to Kronshtadt after becoming the 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica

1942 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz

1944 Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified

1993 Rwandian Hutus and Tutsis sign peace treaty in Arusha, Tanzania

Historical Events Today

Today in Film & TV

1958 The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the 1st time, with "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson at #1

1987 FCC vote 4-0 to rescind fairness doctrine for broadcasters

2015 Muppets Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog announce the end to their relationship on Twitter

Today in Music

1956 Elvis Presley releases "Hound Dog", a cover of Big Mama Thorton's original, written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

Today in Sport

2001 Australian cricket spinner Shane Warne skittles England (162) with 6/33 to guide tourists to a 7 wicket 3rd Test victory at Trent Bridge; Aussies regain Ashes with record 7th straight Test win v England

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Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Pérignon's invention of Champagne

Today in History in 1693

August 4- On This Day.