THIS DAY IN HISTORY
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.