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On this day: August 4

Published On: Jul 15 2014 06:59:54 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 04 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

Anne Frank's family is betrayed, Dave Winfield kills a seagull with just a baseball, Prince's "Purple Rain" album starts a long stay at No. 1, and Oscar Pistorius makes Olympic history, all on this day.

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2014: Former White House Press Secretary James Brady dies at age 73 more than 33 years after being shot in the head during John Hinckley's assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. Brady was left with slurred speech and partial paralysis after the March 30, 1981, shooting and became an ardent supporter of gun control for the rest of his life. The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, also known as "the Brady Bill", was named in his honor and has provided for background checks and a waiting period for gun purchases since 1994.


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