Today in History- August 4th
1792 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English Romantic poet ("To the West Wind", "To a Skylark" and Adonais, an elegy for Keats)
1900 Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
1901 Louis Armstrong, singer (It's A Wonderful World, Hello Dolly)
1955 Billy Bob Thornton, actor (Monster's Ball, Sling Blade)
1962 Roger Clemens, baseball player
1968 Marcus Schenkenberg, model (The Surreal Life)
1970 Michael DeLuise, actor (21 Jump Street, Encino Man)
1971 Jeff Gordon, NASCAR driver
1875 Hans Christian Andersen, writer (The Emperor's New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid)
1892 Lizzie Borden's family found dead.
1944 Anne Frank founded by the Nazi Gestapo.
1964 Three Civil Right's works found dead in Mississippi.
The Little Mermaid that Disney made had a much happier ending than the sad one that Hans Christian Andersen wrote.