Highlights of this day in history: Nazi police arrest Anne Frank and family; Britain declares war on Germany in World War I; Three civil rights workers found slain in Mississippi; The Bordens axed to death; Jazz great Louis Armstrong born. (Aug. 4)
CAMILLE BOHANNON: August 4, 1944. During World War II, Anne Frank and her family are among eight people arrested in German-occupied Amsterdam. That happens when Nazi police raid the secret annex of her father's office building where they have been hiding. Anne's father Otto is the only one who survives after the 15-year-old and her German-born Jewish family are sent to concentration camps. Following the war, he publishes the diary that Anne kept while in hiding-- a famous account of the Holocaust.
1914. In the outbreak of World War I, Britain declares war on Germany. The United States proclaims its neutrality, but joins the war on the side of the allies more than three years later.
[MUSIC - "GOODMAN AND SCHWERNER AND CHANEY"]
- (SINGING) For you live in the shadow of 10 feet of rope if you're Goodman and Schwerner and Chaney.
CAMILLE BOHANNON: In Mississippi, the bodies of three missing civil rights workers are found buried in an earthen dam. That happens six weeks after Ku Klux Klansmen ambush and kill Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney. The three workers disappeared while trying to help blacks register to vote.
1892. Andrew and Abby Borden are axed to death in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts. Lizzie Borden, Andrew's daughter from a previous marriage, is accused of the killings. She is later acquitted.
[MUSIC - LOUIS ARMSTRONG, "WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD"]
LOUIS ARMSTRONG: (SINGING) --than I'll never know.
CAMILLE BOHANNON: And 1901--
LOUIS ARMSTRONG: (SINGING) And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.
CAMILLE BOHANNON: Louis Armstrong, the jazz legend considered one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, is born in New Orleans.
Today in history, August 4. Camille Bohannon, the Associated Press.