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This Day in History: Aug. 4

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In 1996, the Orioles' former manager Earl Weaver, above, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. During his 17 years managing the team, Weaver led the team to four American League pennants and the 1970 World Series. Weaver died at age 82 in January 2013. (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun photo)

1914: Britain declared war on Germany, and the United States declared its neutrality in World War I

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1916: The U.S. bought the Danish Virgin Islands for $25 million.

1977: President Jimmy Carter signed a measure establishing the Energy Department.

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1997: The Teamsters went on a strike against United Parcel Service that would last 15 days.

Compiled by Jessica D. Evans and Paul McCardell.

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