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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)

Abigail Van Buren
advice columnist (1918)

Ann Landers
advice columnist (1918)

Eva Marie Saint
actress (1924)

Gina Lollobrigida
model, actress (1927)

Neil Simon
playwright, producer (1927)

George Steinbrenner
owner of NY Yankees (1930)

July 4 in History


The U.S. declared independence from Great Britain.


Former presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died.


Former president James Monroe died.


Henry David Thoreau moved into his shack on Walden Pond.


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


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


Katharine Lee Bates published America the Beautiful.


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


The United States celebrated its bicentennial.


The U.S. Pathfinder probe landed on Mars.


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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