On this day:

1914 Britain declares war on Germany, a turning point at the beginning of WWI

1944 Anne Frank is captured in the Holocaust

1984 The Republic of Upper Volta is Renamed Burkina Faso

Born on this day:

1928 Udham Singh, field hockey player, won the Olympic gold 1952, 56, 64, born in Sansarpur

1961 Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate

Gone on this day:

1875 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author, poet