THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Denver Post - - NATION & WORLD -

To­day is Fri­day, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2017. There are 149 days left in the year.

IN THE NA­TION

1892: busi­ness­man An­drew Bor­den and his wife, Abby, were axed to death in their home in Fall River, Mass. Lizzie Bor­den, An­drew's daugh­ter from a pre­vi­ous mar­riage, was ac­cused of the killings but ac­quit­ted at trial.

1964: The bod­ies of miss­ing civil rights work­ers Michael Sch­w­erner, An­drew Good­man and James Chaney were found buried in an earthen dam in Mis­sis­sippi.

1977: Pres­i­dent Jimmy Carter signed a mea­sure es­tab­lish­ing the Depart­ment of En­ergy.

IN THE WORLD

1991: The Greek lux­ury liner Oceanos sank in heavy seas off South Africa's south­east coast; the 402 pas­sen­gers and 179 crew mem­bers all sur­vived, largely through the ef­forts of ship's en­ter­tain­ers who over­saw res­cue op­er­a­tions. (Capt. Yian­nis Avranas and other of­fi­cers faced crit­i­cism for leav­ing the ship while some pas­sen­gers were still on board.)

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

Foot­ball Hall of Famer John Rig­gins is 68. Ac­tor-screen­writer Billy Bob Thorn­ton is 62. Hall of Fame track star Mary Decker Slaney is 59. Ac­tress Lau­ren Tom is 58. For­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Obama is 56. Re­tired MLB All-Star pitcher Roger Cle­mens is 55. Ac­tor Daniel Dae Kim is 49. Race car driver Jeff Gor­don is 46. Coun­try singer Crys­tal Bow­er­sox is 32.

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