(Saturday, August 4, 1962) — On the last night of her life, actress Marilyn Monroe turned down a dinner invitation from Peter and Patricia Lawford and opted instead to stay at home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles. She retired to her bedroom at about 9 p.m.
Video: Bremer shoots Wallace (Bremer first appears in video at 0:22, clapping and wear sunglasses)
(Friday, August 4, 1972) — Arthur Bremer was convicted and sentenced today in Upper Marlboro, Md., to 63 years in prison for his attempt on the life of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace. The governor of Alabama was shot on May 15, 1972, in Laurel, Maryland, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down for life.
Video: 'Lizzie Borden Biography' (August 4, 1892 at 1:54)
(Thursday, August 4, 1892, morning) — Andrew and Abby Borden were axed to death in their home this morning in Fall River, Massachusetts. Lizzie Borden, Andrew’s 32-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, was accused of the killings, but acquitted at trial.