Saturday, Aug. 4, is the 217th day of 2012. There are 149 days left in the year.
Today’s birthdays: President Obama is 51. Retired MLB pitcher Roger Clemens is 50. Author Dennis Lehane is 47.
In 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were axed to death in Fall River. Daughter Lizzie Borden was accused of the killings, but acquitted at trial.
In 1936, US Olympian Jesse Owens won the second of his four gold medals at the Berlin Games in the long jump over German Luz Long, who was the first to congratulate him.
In 1944, diarist Anne Frank, 15, was arrested with her sister, parents, and four others by the Gestapo after hiding for two years in Amsterdam. (Anne died in 1945 at Bergen-Belsen.)