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This Week In History



August 1, 1944: Anne Frank's last diary entry; 3 days later she is arrested.


August 2, 1877: San Francisco Public Library opens with 5,000 volumes.


August 3, 1934: Adolf Hitler merges the offices of German Chancellor and President, declaring himself "Führer" (leader).


August 4, 1958: The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the 1st time, with "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson at #1.


August 5, 1884: Cornerstone for Statue of Liberty laid on Bedloe's Island (NYC).


August 6, 1945: Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the US B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay".


August 7, 1990: US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia beginning Operation Desert Shield.




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