To­day in his­tory

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In 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard had its be­gin­nings as Pres­i­dent Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton signed a mea­sure au­tho­riz­ing a group of rev­enue cut­ters to en­force tar­iff and trade laws and pre­vent smug­gling.

In 1792, English ro­man­tic poet Percy Bysshe Shel­ley was born at Field Place near Hor­sham, Eng­land.

In 1830, plans for the city of Chicago were laid out.

In 1914, Bri­tain de­clared war on Ger­many for in­vad­ing Bel­gium; the United States pro­claimed its neu­tral­ity in the mush­room­ing world con­flict.

In 1944, 15-year-old diarist Anne Frank was ar­rested with her sis­ter, par­ents and four oth­ers by the Gestapo af­ter hiding for two years in­side a build­ing in Am­s­ter­dam. (Anne and her sis­ter, Margot, died at the Ber­gen-Belsen con­cen­tra­tion camp.)

In 1975, the Swedish pop group ABBA be­gan record­ing their hit sin­gle “Danc­ing Queen” at Glen Stu­dio out­side Stockholm (it was re­leased a year later).

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