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On This Day: July 04th

This is 185th day of the year and 180 days remain in the year.

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.
July 04 BirthdaysCalvin Coolidge1872–1933, American president, born in Plymouth, Vt.
Nathaniel Hawthorneauthor
Giuseppe GaribaldiItalian patriot
Stephen Fostercomposer
Neil Simonplaywright, producer
Rube Goldbergcartoonist and sculptor
Meyer Lanskymobster
Ann Landersadvice columnist
Abigail Van Burenadvice columnist
George Steinbrennerowner of NY Yankees
Eva Marie Saintactress
Gina Lollobrigidamodel, actress
Louis B. Mayermovie executive



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