Today In History, Events on August #4

Today In History, Events on August #4

4 August Events In History
1862
First Income Tax
US government collects its 1st income tax.
1902
The Greenwich Tunnel Opens
The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens.
1914
Britain Declares War On Germany
Britain declared war on Germany after Germany refused to accept its ultimatum of getting out of Belgium.
1958
Billboard Magazine Introduced Its Hot 100 chart
The first number one song was Ricky Nelson's Poor Little Fool
1967
First Pink Floyd Album
Pink Floyd releases their first album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn.
1984
Purple Rain Goes #1
Prince's Purple Rain album goes #1 and stays #1 for 24 weeks.
2007
Mission To Mars
NASA launches the Phoenix spacecraft on a mission to Mars.
2009
Kim Jong-Il Meets Former President Bill Clinton
He pardons and releases captured American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling.
2012
Oscar Pistorius Competes At The Olympics
South African Oscar Pistorius becomes first double-leg amputee to compete at the Olympics.
2020
Huge Explosions In Lebanon
Huge explosions at the port of Beirut, Lebanon, kill more than 200 and leaves over 6,000 thousand people injured.
Today In History, Events on August #4
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