Events on Aug 04
Philippine Independence is Changed from July 4 to June 12
Republic Act No. 4166 is passed -- changing the date of observance of Philippine Independence Day from July 4 to June 12.
Gestapo Discovers Anne Frank's Hiding Place
Nazi police discover the hiding place of Anne Frank and her family in Amsterdam, Holland -- leading to their arrest, imprisonment, and the eventual death of Anne Frank.
Britain Declares War on Germany, US neutral
Britain declares war on Germany while the United States continues to proclaim its neutrality.