The Only Things That Happened On This Day In History
1830 Plans for the city of Chicago were laid out.
1914 Britain declared war on Germany while the United States proclaimed its neutrality.
1916 The United States reached agreement with Denmark to purchase the Danish Virgin Islands for $25 million.
1944 Anne Frank, 15, was arrested along with her sister, parents and four other people, after they had spent two years hiding from the Nazis
1987 The Federal Communications Commission voted to rescind the Fairness Doctrine, which required radio and TV stations to present balanced coverage of controversial issues.
2007 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants tied Hank Aaron’s 755 career home runs in a 3-2 loss to the Padres in San Diego.
2007 Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees became at age 32 the youngest player in major league history to hit his 500th career home run, during a home game against Kansas City.