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July 4th, 2008 (July 04 2008)DeathCharles Wheeler, British journalist (born in 1923)
July 4th, 2008 (July 04 2008)DeathJesse Helms, American politician (born in 1921)
July 4th, 2008 (July 04 2008)DeathTerrence Kiel, American Football Player (born in 1980)
July 4th, 2008 (July 04 2008)DeathThomas M. Disch, American science fiction author (born in 1940)
July 4th, 2007 (July 04 2007)DeathBar?s Akarsu, Turkish rock musician (born in 1979)
July 4th, 2007 (July 04 2007)DeathBill Pinkney, American singer and performer (born in 1925)
July 4th, 2006 (July 04 2006)EventSpace Shuttle program: STS-121 MissionSpace Shuttle Discovery launches at 18:37:55 UTC.
July 4th, 2006 (July 04 2006)EventNorth Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile, and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan/East Sea.
July 4th, 2005 (July 04 2005)EventThe Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1.
July 4th, 2005 (July 04 2005)DeathHank Stram, American football coach (born in 1923)
July 4th, 2004 (July 04 2004)EventThe cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. (This was largely a symbolic event; actual construction would not start for several weeks)
July 4th, 2004 (July 04 2004)DeathJean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor (born in 1920)
July 4th, 2004 (July 04 2004)DeathFrank Robinson (Xylophone Man), an eccentric street entertainer in Nottingham, England (born in 1932)
July 4th, 2003 (July 04 2003)BirthAlessia di Matteo, Italian medical figure (died in 2005)
July 4th, 2003 (July 04 2003)DeathBarry White, American singer (born in 1944)
July 4th, 2003 (July 04 2003)DeathAndre Claveau, French singer (born in 1915)
July 4th, 2002 (July 04 2002)DeathBenjamin O. Davis Jr., American general (born in 1912)
July 4th, 2002 (July 04 2002)DeathMansoor Hekmat, Iranian politician (born in 1951)
July 4th, 2002 (July 04 2002)DeathWinnifred Quick, American Titanic survivor (born in 1904)
July 4th, 2001 (July 04 2001)DeathKeenan Milton, Professional Skater (born in 1974)
July 4th, 2000 (July 04 2000)DeathGustaw Herling-Grudzinski, Polish writer (born in 1919)
July 4th, 1999 (July 04 1999)DeathLeo Garel, American artist and cartoonist (b.1917)
July 4th, 1997 (July 04 1997)EventNASA s Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.
July 4th, 1997 (July 04 1997)DeathCharles Kuralt, American television presenter (born in 1934)
July 4th, 1997 (July 04 1997)DeathJohn Zachary Young, English zoologist (born in 1907)
July 4th, 1995 (July 04 1995)DeathEva Gabor, Hungarian actress (born in 1919)
July 4th, 1995 (July 04 1995)DeathBob Ross, American artist and television host (born in 1942)
July 4th, 1994 (July 04 1994)DeathJoey Marella, American professional wrestling referee (born in 1964)
July 4th, 1993 (July 04 1993)EventSumitomo Chemical s resin plant in Nihama explodes killing one worker and injuring three others.
July 4th, 1993 (July 04 1993)DeathBona Arsenault, French Canadian politician and historian (born in 1903)
July 4th, 1992 (July 04 1992)DeathAstor Piazzolla, Argentinian composer (born in 1921)
July 4th, 1991 (July 04 1991)DeathVictor Chang, Australian physician (born in 1936)
July 4th, 1988 (July 04 1988)DeathAdrian Adonis, American professional wrestler (born in 1954)
July 4th, 1987 (July 04 1987)EventIn France, former Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie (aka the "Butcher of Lyon") is convicted of crimes against humanity and is sentenced to life imprisonment.Klaus Barbie Quotes
July 4th, 1986 (July 04 1986)BirthTakahisa Masuda, Japanese singer
July 4th, 1986 (July 04 1986)DeathOscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (born in 1899)
July 4th, 1986 (July 04 1986)DeathFlor Peeters, Belgian composer, organist, and teacher (born in 1903)
July 4th, 1984 (July 04 1984)BirthGina Glocksen, American singer
July 4th, 1984 (July 04 1984)BirthAkanishi Jin, Japanese singer
July 4th, 1984 (July 04 1984)DeathJimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (born in 1949)
July 4th, 1983 (July 04 1983)BirthIsabeli Fontana, Brazilian model
July 4th, 1983 (July 04 1983)BirthBen Jorgensen, American musician
July 4th, 1983 (July 04 1983)BirthAndy Mrotek, American musician
July 4th, 1982 (July 04 1982)EventIranian diplomats kidnapping (1982): four Iranian diplomats are kidnapped by Lebanese militia in Lebanon.
July 4th, 1982 (July 04 1982)DeathTerry Higgins, early British AIDS death (born in 1945)
July 4th, 1981 (July 04 1981)BirthFrancisco Cruceta, Dominican baseball player
July 4th, 1980 (July 04 1980)DeathMaurice Grevisse, Belgian grammarian (born in 1895)
July 4th, 1979 (July 04 1979)DeathLee Wai Tong, Chinese footballer (born in 1905)
July 4th, 1978 (July 04 1978)BirthVicky Kaya, Greek supermodel and actress
July 4th, 1978 (July 04 1978)BirthStephen McNally, British singer and songwriter (BBMak)
July 4th, 1978 (July 04 1978)BirthEmile Mpenza, Belgian footballer
July 4th, 1978 (July 04 1978)BirthBecki Newton, American actress
July 4th, 1977 (July 04 1977)BirthKatia Zygouli, Greek supermodel
July 4th, 1977 (July 04 1977)DeathGersh Budker, Russian physicist (born in 1918)
July 4th, 1976 (July 04 1976)EventIsraeli commandos raid Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing all but four of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by Palestinian terrorists.
July 4th, 1976 (July 04 1976)BirthDaijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (died in 2003)
July 4th, 1976 (July 04 1976)DeathAntoni Slonimski, Polish poet (born in 1895)
July 4th, 1975 (July 04 1975)BirthTania Davis, Australian violist
July 4th, 1975 (July 04 1975)DeathGeorgette Heyer, English author (born in 1902)
July 4th, 1974 (July 04 1974)BirthLa Roi Glover, American football player
July 4th, 1974 (July 04 1974)BirthVince Spadea, American tennis player
July 4th, 1973 (July 04 1973)BirthGackt, Japanese singer
July 4th, 1973 (July 04 1973)BirthKeiko Ihara, Japanese racing driver
July 4th, 1973 (July 04 1973)BirthMichael Johnson, English-born Jamaican footballerMichael Johns Quotes
July 4th, 1973 (July 04 1973)BirthJan Magnussen, Danish racing driver
July 4th, 1973 (July 04 1973)BirthTony Popovic, Australian soccer player
July 4th, 1971 (July 04 1971)BirthAndy Creeggan, Canadian musician
July 4th, 1971 (July 04 1971)BirthBrendan Donnelly, American baseball player
July 4th, 1971 (July 04 1971)BirthKoko, sign-language gorilla
July 4th, 1971 (July 04 1971)BirthAndrew Murray, English entrepreneur
July 4th, 1971 (July 04 1971)BirthNed Zelic, Australian soccer player
July 4th, 1971 (July 04 1971)DeathAugust Derleth, American writer and editor (born in 1909)
July 4th, 1970 (July 04 1970)BirthTony Vidmar, Australian former footballer
July 4th, 1970 (July 04 1970)DeathBarnett Newman, American artist (born in 1905)
July 4th, 1970 (July 04 1970)DeathHarold Stirling Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (born in 1884)
July 4th, 1969 (July 04 1969)EventTwo teens (one male, one female) are attacked at Blue Rock Springs in California. They were the second (known) victims of the Zodiac Killer. The male survives.
July 4th, 1969 (July 04 1969)EventThe Ohio Fireworks Derecho kills 18 Ohioans and destroys over 100 boats on Lake Erie.
July 4th, 1968 (July 04 1968)BirthJack Frost, American musician
July 4th, 1967 (July 04 1967)BirthVinny Castilla, Mexican baseball player
July 4th, 1967 (July 04 1967)BirthAndy Walker, Canadian television personality
July 4th, 1967 (July 04 1967)BirthRick Wilkins, American baseball player
July 4th, 1966 (July 04 1966)EventPresident Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Freedom of Information Act into United States law. The act goes into effect the next year.Lyndon Johnson Quotes
July 4th, 1966 (July 04 1966)EventThe Beatles, in the Phillipines to give two concerts, are accused of standing up Imelda Marcos. Their entourage is beaten up at the airport.
July 4th, 1966 (July 04 1966)BirthLee Reherman, American actor
July 4th, 1965 (July 04 1965)BirthHorace Grant, American basketball player Horace Quotes
July 4th, 1964 (July 04 1964)BirthCle Kooiman, American soccer player
July 4th, 1964 (July 04 1964)BirthMark Slaughter, American singer
July 4th, 1963 (July 04 1963)BirthHenri Leconte, French former tennis player
July 4th, 1963 (July 04 1963)BirthMatt Malley, American musician
July 4th, 1963 (July 04 1963)BirthJose Oquendo, Puerto Rican baseball player
July 4th, 1963 (July 04 1963)DeathBernard Freyberg, Governor-General of New Zealand (born in 1889)
July 4th, 1962 (July 04 1962)BirthNeil Morrissey, English actor Morrissey Quotes
July 4th, 1962 (July 04 1962)BirthPam Shriver, American former tennis player
July 4th, 1961 (July 04 1961)EventWalt Disney is one of the two main speakers on the Independence Day in The Rebild Hills at Skorping in DenmarkWalt Disney Quotes
July 4th, 1961 (July 04 1961)BirthRichard Garriott, English video game designer
July 4th, 1960 (July 04 1960)EventDue to the post-Independence Day admission of Hawai?i as the 50th U.S. state on August 21, 1959, the 50-star flag of the United States debuts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania almost ten and a half months later (see Flag Act).
July 4th, 1960 (July 04 1960)BirthSid Eudy, American professional wrestler
July 4th, 1960 (July 04 1960)BirthRoland Ratzenberger, Austrian racing driver (died in 1994)
July 4th, 1959 (July 04 1959)EventWith the admission of Alaska as the 49th U.S. state earlier in the year, the 49-star flag of the United States debuts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
July 4th, 1959 (July 04 1959)BirthVictoria Abril, Spanish actress
July 4th, 1958 (July 04 1958)BirthKirk Pengilly, Australian musician
July 4th, 1957 (July 04 1957)BirthPrincess Chulabhorn of Thailand
July 4th, 1955 (July 04 1955)BirthJohn Waite, English singer
July 4th, 1954 (July 04 1954)BirthJim Beattie, American baseball player
July 4th, 1952 (July 04 1952)BirthAlvaro Uribe Velez, Colombian politician
July 4th, 1951 (July 04 1951)BirthKathleen Kennedy Townsend, American politician
July 4th, 1950 (July 04 1950)EventThe first broadcast by Radio Free Europe.
July 4th, 1950 (July 04 1950)BirthDavid Jensen, Canadian-born British radio DJ
July 4th, 1948 (July 04 1948)BirthEd Armbrister, baseball player
July 4th, 1948 (July 04 1948)BirthRene Arnoux, French race car driver
July 4th, 1948 (July 04 1948)BirthTommy Korberg, Swedish singer and actor
July 4th, 1948 (July 04 1948)BirthJeremy Spencer, English musician
July 4th, 1948 (July 04 1948)DeathMonteiro Lobato, Brazilian writer (born in 1882)
July 4th, 1947 (July 04 1947)EventThe "Indian Independence Bill" is presented before British House of Commons, suggesting bifurcation of British India into two sovereign countriesIndia and Pakistan.
July 4th, 1947 (July 04 1947)BirthMorganna Roberts, American entertainer
July 4th, 1946 (July 04 1946)EventAfter 381 years of near-continuous colonial rule, the Philippines is granted full independence by the United States.
July 4th, 1946 (July 04 1946)BirthTish Howard, American model
July 4th, 1946 (July 04 1946)BirthRon Kovic, American peace activist
July 4th, 1946 (July 04 1946)BirthMichael Milken, American financier
July 4th, 1946 (July 04 1946)BirthEd O Ross, American actor
July 4th, 1946 (July 04 1946)DeathGerda Steinhoff, Nazi concentration camp overseer (born in 1922)
July 4th, 1944 (July 04 1944)BirthRay Meagher, Australian actor
July 4th, 1943 (July 04 1943)BirthKonrad "Conny" Bauer, German musician
July 4th, 1943 (July 04 1943)BirthGeraldo Rivera, American reporter
July 4th, 1943 (July 04 1943)BirthAlan "Blind Owl" Wilson, American musician (died in 1970)
July 4th, 1943 (July 04 1943)BirthEmerson Boozer, American football player
July 4th, 1943 (July 04 1943)BirthMilan Macala, Czech football coach
July 4th, 1942 (July 04 1942)BirthHal Lanier, American baseball player
July 4th, 1942 (July 04 1942)BirthFloyd Little, American football player
July 4th, 1942 (July 04 1942)BirthStefan Meller, Polish foreign minister (died in 2008)
July 4th, 1941 (July 04 1941)EventNazi Germans massacre Polish scientists and writers in the captured Polish city of Lwow.
July 4th, 1941 (July 04 1941)DeathAntoni Lomnicki, Polish mathematician (born in 1881)
July 4th, 1940 (July 04 1940)BirthKarolyn Grimes, American actress
July 4th, 1939 (July 04 1939)EventLou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, tells a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considers himself "The luckiest man on the face of the earth" as he announces his retirement from major league baseball.
July 4th, 1938 (July 04 1938)BirthBill Withers, American singer and songwriter
July 4th, 1938 (July 04 1938)DeathOtto Bauer, Austrian Social Democratic politician (born in 1881)
July 4th, 1938 (July 04 1938)DeathSuzanne Lenglen, French tennis player (born in 1899)
July 4th, 1937 (July 04 1937)BirthSonja Haraldsen, Queen of Norway (spouse of King Harald V of Norway)
July 4th, 1937 (July 04 1937)BirthThomas Nagel, American philosopherThomas Nagel Quotes
July 4th, 1935 (July 04 1935)BirthPaul Scoon, Governor General of Grenada
July 4th, 1934 (July 04 1934)EventLeo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb.Leo Szilard Quotes
July 4th, 1934 (July 04 1934)BirthColin Welland, English actor
July 4th, 1934 (July 04 1934)DeathMaria Sklodowska-Curie, Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Physics (born in 1867)
July 4th, 1931 (July 04 1931)BirthStephen Boyd, Northern Irish actor (died in 1977)
July 4th, 1931 (July 04 1931)BirthSebastien Japrisot, French author, film director and sreenwriter (died in 2003)
July 4th, 1931 (July 04 1931)DeathBuddie Petit, American jazz musician (born in 1895)
July 4th, 1931 (July 04 1931)DeathEmanuele Filiberto, 2nd Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (born in 1869)
July 4th, 1930 (July 04 1930)BirthFrunzik Mkrtchyan, Armenian actor
July 4th, 1930 (July 04 1930)BirthGeorge Steinbrenner, American businessman
July 4th, 1930 (July 04 1930)BirthYuri Tyukalov, Soviet Olympic rower
July 4th, 1929 (July 04 1929)BirthAl Davis, American businessman
July 4th, 1929 (July 04 1929)BirthChuck Tanner, American baseball player
July 4th, 1929 (July 04 1929)BirthBill Tuttle, American baseball player (died in 1998)
July 4th, 1927 (July 04 1927)EventFirst flight of the Lockheed Vega.
July 4th, 1927 (July 04 1927)BirthGina Lollobrigida, Italian actress
July 4th, 1927 (July 04 1927)BirthNeil Simon, American playwright
July 4th, 1926 (July 04 1926)BirthAlfredo Di Stefano, Argentine-Spanish footballer
July 4th, 1926 (July 04 1926)DeathPier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Saint (born in 1901)
July 4th, 1924 (July 04 1924)BirthEva Marie Saint, American actress
July 4th, 1923 (July 04 1923)BirthRudolf Friedrich, Swiss Federal Councilor
July 4th, 1922 (July 04 1922)DeathLothar von Richthofen, German pilot (born in 1894)
July 4th, 1921 (July 04 1921)BirthGerard Debreu, French economist, Nobel laureate (died in 2004)
July 4th, 1921 (July 04 1921)BirthTibor Varga, Hungarian violinist (died in 2003)
July 4th, 1920 (July 04 1920)BirthNorm Drucker, American basketball referee
July 4th, 1920 (July 04 1920)BirthLeona Helmsley, American hotel operator and real estate investor (died in 2007)
July 4th, 1918 (July 04 1918)EventOttoman sultan Mehmed VI ascends to the throne.
July 4th, 1918 (July 04 1918)EventBolsheviks kill Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family (Julian calendar date). Julian Quotes
July 4th, 1918 (July 04 1918)BirthAnn Landers, American advice columnist (died in 2002)Ann Landers Quotes
July 4th, 1918 (July 04 1918)BirthAbigail Van Buren, American advice columnist
July 4th, 1918 (July 04 1918)BirthKing Taufa ahau Tupou IV of Tonga (died in 2006)
July 4th, 1918 (July 04 1918)BirthJohnnie Parsons, American race car driver (died in 1984)
July 4th, 1917 (July 04 1917)BirthManolete, Spanish bullfighter (died in 1947)
July 4th, 1916 (July 04 1916)BirthIva Toguri D Aquino, American World War II figure (died in 2006)
July 4th, 1916 (July 04 1916)DeathAlan Seeger, American war poet (born in 1888)
July 4th, 1912 (July 04 1912)BirthViviane Romance, French actress (died in 1991)
July 4th, 1911 (July 04 1911)BirthMitch Miller, American entertainer
July 4th, 1910 (July 04 1910)EventAfrican-American boxer Jack Johnson knocks out white boxer Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match sparking race riots across the United States.Jack Johnson Quotes
July 4th, 1910 (July 04 1910)BirthGloria Stuart, American actress
July 4th, 1910 (July 04 1910)DeathMelville Weston Fuller, 8th Chief Justice of the United States (born in 1833)
July 4th, 1910 (July 04 1910)DeathGiovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (born in 1835)
July 4th, 1907 (July 04 1907)BirthGordon Griffith, American director (died in 1958)
July 4th, 1907 (July 04 1907)BirthHoward Taubman, American music and theater critic (died in 1996)
July 4th, 1905 (July 04 1905)BirthIrving Johnson, American adventurer (died in 1991)
July 4th, 1905 (July 04 1905)DeathElisee Reclus, French anarchist (born in 1830)
July 4th, 1904 (July 04 1904)BirthAngela Baddeley, English actress (died in 1976)
July 4th, 1903 (July 04 1903)BirthFlor Peeters, Belgian composer, organist and teacher (died in 1986)
July 4th, 1902 (July 04 1902)BirthMeyer Lansky, Russian-born American gangster (died in 1983)
July 4th, 1902 (July 04 1902)BirthGeorge Murphy, American entertainer (died in 1992)
July 4th, 1902 (July 04 1902)DeathSwami Vivekananda, Indian spiritual leader (born in 1863)Swami Vivekananda Quotes
July 4th, 1901 (July 04 1901)DeathJohannes Schmidt, German linguist (born in 1843)
July 4th, 1898 (July 04 1898)BirthDr. Pilar Barbosa, Puerto Rican historian (died in 1997)
July 4th, 1898 (July 04 1898)BirthGertrude Lawrence, English-born actress (died in 1952)
July 4th, 1896 (July 04 1896)BirthMao Dun, Chinese writer (died in 1981)
July 4th, 1895 (July 04 1895)BirthIrving Caesar, American lyricist and composer (died in 1996)Irving Caesar Quotes
July 4th, 1894 (July 04 1894)EventThe short-lived Republic of Hawaii is proclaimed by Sanford B. Dole.
July 4th, 1892 (July 04 1892)EventWestern Samoa changes the International Date Line, so that year there were 367 days in this country, with two occurrences of Monday, July 4.
July 4th, 1891 (July 04 1891)DeathHannibal Hamlin, U.S. Vice President (born in 1809)
July 4th, 1887 (July 04 1887)EventThe founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, joins Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam, Karachi.Muhammad Ali Quotes
July 4th, 1886 (July 04 1886)EventThe people of France offer the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States.
July 4th, 1886 (July 04 1886)EventThe first scheduled Canadian transcontinental train arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia.
July 4th, 1883 (July 04 1883)BirthRube Goldberg, American cartoonist (died in 1970)
July 4th, 1882 (July 04 1882)BirthLouis B. Mayer, American film producer (died in 1957)Louis B. Mayer Quotes
July 4th, 1882 (July 04 1882)DeathJoseph Brackett, American composer (born in 1797)Joseph Brackett Quotes
July 4th, 1881 (July 04 1881)EventIn Alabama, the Tuskegee Institute opens.
July 4th, 1881 (July 04 1881)BirthUlysses S. Grant III, American soldier (died in 1968)Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
July 4th, 1881 (July 04 1881)DeathJohan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish statesman (born in 1806)
July 4th, 1872 (July 04 1872)BirthCalvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States (died in 1933)Calvin Coolidge Quotes
July 4th, 1868 (July 04 1868)BirthHenrietta Swan Leavitt, American astronomer (died in 1921)
July 4th, 1865 (July 04 1865)EventAlice s Adventures in Wonderland is published.
July 4th, 1863 (July 04 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: Siege of VicksburgVicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant after 47 days of siege. 150 miles up the Mississippi River, a Confederate Army is repulsed at the Battle of Helena, Arkansas.Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
July 4th, 1862 (July 04 1862)EventLewis Carroll tells Alice Liddell a story that would grow into Alice s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequels.Lewis Carroll Quotes
July 4th, 1859 (July 04 1859)EventAustro-Sardinian War: the Battle of Magenta.
July 4th, 1857 (July 04 1857)DeathWilliam L. Marcy, American statesman (born in 1786)
July 4th, 1855 (July 04 1855)EventIn Brooklyn, New York, the first edition of Walt Whitman s book of poems, titled Leaves of Grass, is published.Walt Whitman Quotes
July 4th, 1854 (July 04 1854)BirthVictor Babes, Romanian bacteriologist (died in 1926)
July 4th, 1854 (July 04 1854)DeathKarl Friedrich Eichhorn, German jurist (born in 1781)
July 4th, 1850 (July 04 1850)DeathWilliam Kirby, English entomologist (born in 1759)
July 4th, 1848 (July 04 1848)DeathFrancois-Rene de Chateaubriand, French writer (born in 1768)Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand Quotes
July 4th, 1847 (July 04 1847)BirthJames Anthony Bailey, American circus impresario (died in 1906)
July 4th, 1845 (July 04 1845)EventNear Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau embarks on a two-year experiment in simple living at Walden Pond (see Walden).Henry David Thoreau Quotes
July 4th, 1845 (July 04 1845)BirthThomas Barnardo, Irish humanitarian (died in 1905)
July 4th, 1840 (July 04 1840)EventThe Cunard Line s 700 ton wooden paddle steamer RMS Britannia departs from Liverpool bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia on the first transatlantic crossing with a scheduled end.
July 4th, 1838 (July 04 1838)EventThe Iowa Territory is organized.
July 4th, 1837 (July 04 1837)EventGrand Junction Railway, the world s first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool.
July 4th, 1831 (July 04 1831)DeathJames Monroe, 5th President of the United States (born in 1758)James Monroe Quotes
July 4th, 1827 (July 04 1827)EventSlavery is abolished in New York State.
July 4th, 1826 (July 04 1826)BirthStephen Foster, American songwriter (died in 1864)Stephen Foster Quotes
July 4th, 1826 (July 04 1826)DeathJohn Adams, 2nd President of the United States (born in 1735)John Adams Quotes
July 4th, 1826 (July 04 1826)DeathThomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States (born in 1743)Thomas Jefferson Quotes
July 4th, 1821 (July 04 1821)DeathRichard Cosway, English artist (born in 1742)
July 4th, 1817 (July 04 1817)EventAt Rome, New York, United States, construction on the Erie Canal begins.
July 4th, 1816 (July 04 1816)BirthHiram Walker, American grocer and distiller (died in 1899)
July 4th, 1810 (July 04 1810)EventThe French occupy Amsterdam.
July 4th, 1807 (July 04 1807)BirthGiuseppe Garibaldi, Italian patriot (died in 1882)
July 4th, 1804 (July 04 1804)BirthNathaniel Hawthorne, American writer (died in 1864)Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes
July 4th, 1803 (July 04 1803)EventThe Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people.
July 4th, 1802 (July 04 1802)EventAt West Point, New York the United States Military Academy opens.
July 4th, 1799 (July 04 1799)BirthKing Oscar I of Sweden, French general (died in 1859)
July 4th, 1790 (July 04 1790)BirthGeorge Everest, Welsh surveyor (died in 1866)
July 4th, 1787 (July 04 1787)DeathCharles de Rohan, prince de Soubise, Marshal of France (born in 1715)
July 4th, 1780 (July 04 1780)DeathPrince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Austrian military leader (born in 1712)
July 4th, 1778 (July 04 1778)EventForces under George Rogers Clark capture Kaskaskia during the Illinois campaign.
July 4th, 1776 (July 04 1776)EventAmerican Revolution: the United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress
July 4th, 1761 (July 04 1761)DeathSamuel Richardson, English writer (born in 1689)Samuel Richardson Quotes
July 4th, 1754 (July 04 1754)EventLt-Col. George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French Capt. Louis Coulon de Villiers.George Washington Quotes
July 4th, 1754 (July 04 1754)DeathPhilippe Nericault Destouches, French dramatist and author (born in 1680)
July 4th, 1742 (July 04 1742)DeathGuido Grandi, Italian mathematician (born in 1671)
July 4th, 1719 (July 04 1719)BirthMichel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (died in 1797)
July 4th, 1715 (July 04 1715)BirthChristian Furchtegott Gellert, German poet (died in 1769)
July 4th, 1694 (July 04 1694)BirthLouis-Claude Daquin, French composer (died in 1772)
July 4th, 1648 (July 04 1648)DeathAntoine Daniel, French Jesuit missionary, one of the Canadian Martyrs (born in 1601)
July 4th, 1636 (July 04 1636)EventCity of Providence, Rhode Island forms. Ovid Quotes
July 4th, 1634 (July 04 1634)EventThe city of Trois-Rivieres is founded in New France, later to become the Canadian province of Quebec.
July 4th, 1623 (July 04 1623)DeathWilliam Byrd, English composerWilliam Byrd Quotes
July 4th, 1603 (July 04 1603)DeathPhilippe de Monte, Flemish composer (born in 1521)
July 4th, 1546 (July 04 1546)BirthMurat III, Ottoman Sultan (died in 1595)
July 4th, 1546 (July 04 1546)DeathHayreddin Barbarossa, Admiral of the Ottoman Navy (born in 1478)
July 4th, 1541 (July 04 1541)DeathPedro de Alvarado, Spanish explorer (born in 1495)
July 4th, 1359 (July 04 1359)EventFrancesco II Ordelaffi of Forli surrenders to the Papal commander Gil de Albornoz.
July 4th, 1330 (July 04 1330)BirthAshikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (died in 1367)
July 4th, 1253 (July 04 1253)EventBattle of West-Capelle: John I of Avesnes defeats Guy of Dampierre.
July 4th, 1187 (July 04 1187)EventThe Crusades: Battle of HattinSaladin defeats Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem.
July 4th, 1187 (July 04 1187)DeathRaynald of Chatillon, Prince of Antioch
July 4th, 1120 (July 04 1120)EventJordan II of Capua is anointed as prince after his infant nephew s death.
July 4th, 1054 (July 04 1054)EventA supernova is observed by the Chinese, the Arabs and possibly Amerindians near the star ? Tauri. For several months it remains bright enough to be seen during the day. Its remnants form the Crab Nebula.
July 4th, 0993 (July 04 0993)EventSaint Ulrich of Augsburg is canonized.
July 4th, 0973 (July 04 0973)DeathUlrich of Augsburg, German bishop (born in 890)
July 4th, 0965 (July 04 0965)DeathPope Benedict V, Italian Roman Catholic Pope (born in unknown)
July 4th, 0943 (July 04 0943)DeathTaejo of Goryeo, ruler of Korea (born in 877)
July 4th, 0907 (July 04 0907)DeathLuitpold, Margrave of Bavaria
July 4th, 0836 (July 04 0836)EventPactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples

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