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Friday, July 4, 2014

This was 185th day of the year and 180 days remained in the year.


July 4 Birthdays

Calvin Coolidge
1872–1933, American president, born in Plymouth, Vt.

Nathaniel Hawthorne
author (1804)

Giuseppe Garibaldi
Italian patriot (1807)

Stephen Foster
composer (1826)

Rube Goldberg
cartoonist and sculptor (1883)

Louis B. Mayer
movie executive (1885)

Meyer Lansky
mobster (1902)

Ann Landers
advice columnist (1918)

Abigail Van Buren
advice columnist (1918)

Eva Marie Saint
actress (1924)

Neil Simon
playwright, producer (1927)

Gina Lollobrigida
model, actress (1927)

George Steinbrenner
owner of NY Yankees (1930)

July 4 in History

1776

The U.S. declared independence from Great Britain.

1826

Former presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died.

1831

Former president James Monroe died.

1845

Henry David Thoreau moved into his shack on Walden Pond.

1862

Lewis Carroll first told the story of Alice's Adventures Underground to the Liddell sisters.

1884

The Statue of Liberty was presented to the United States in Paris.

1895

Katharine Lee Bates published America the Beautiful.

1939

Lou Gehrig, stricken with ALS, made his farewell at Yankee Stadium.

1976

The United States celebrated its bicentennial.

1997

The U.S. Pathfinder probe landed on Mars.

2012

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, also known as CERN, announced the discovery of a new particle with properties consistent with the Higgs boson.

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