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What Happened on July 4th This Day in History

Year Name
2015 Chile claims its first title in international football by defeating Argentina in the 2015 Copa América Final.
2012 The discovery of particles consistent with the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider is announced at CERN.
2009 The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after eight years of closure due to security concerns following the September 11 attacks.
2009 The first of four days of bombings begins on the southern Philippine island group of Mindanao.
2006 Space Shuttle program: Discovery launches STS-121 to the International Space Station. The event gained wide media attention as it was the only shuttle launch in the program's history to occur on the United States' Independence Day.
2005 The Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1.
2004 The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the World Trade Center site in New York City.
2004 Greece beats Portugal in the UEFA Euro 2004 Final and becomes European Champion for first time in its history.
2002 A Boeing 707 crashes near Bangui M'Poko International Airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, killing 28.
2001 Vladivostock Air Flight 352 crashes on approach to Irkutsk Airport killing all 145 people on board.
1998 Japan launches the Nozomi probe to Mars, joining the United States and Russia as a space exploring nation.
1997 NASA's Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.
1994 Rwandan genocide: Kigali, the Rwandan capital, is captured by the Rwandan Patriotic Front, ending the genocide in the city.
1987 In France, former Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie (a.k.a. the "Butcher of Lyon") is convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life imprisonment.
1982 Three Iranian diplomats and a journalist are kidnapped in Lebanon by Phalange forces, and their fate remains unknown.
1977 The George Jackson Brigade plants a bomb at the main power substation for the Washington state capitol in Olympia, in solidarity with a prison strike at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary Intensive Security Unit.
1976 Israeli commandos raid Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing all but four of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by Palestinian terrorists.
1976 The U.S. celebrates its Bicentennial.
1966 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Freedom of Information Act into United States law. The act went into effect the next year.
1961 On its maiden voyage, the Soviet nuclear-powered submarine K-19 suffers a complete loss of coolant to its reactor. The crew are able to effect repairs, but 22 of them die of radiation poisoning over the following two years.
1960 Due to the post-Independence Day admission of Hawaii as the 50th U.S. state on August 21, 1959, the 50-star flag of the United States debuts in Philadelphia, almost ten and a half months later (see Flag Acts (United States)).
1954 Rationing ends in the United Kingdom.
1951 Cold War: A court in Czechoslovakia sentences American journalist William N. Oatis to ten years in prison on charges of espionage.
1951 William Shockley announces the invention of the junction transistor.
1950 Cold War: Radio Free Europe first broadcasts.
1947 The "Indian Independence Bill" is presented before the British House of Commons, proposing the independence of the Provinces of British India into two sovereign countries: India and Pakistan.
1946 The Kielce pogrom against Jewish Holocaust survivors in Poland.
1946 After 381 years of near-continuous colonial rule by various powers, the Philippines attains full independence from the United States.
1943 World War II: The Battle of Kursk, the largest full-scale battle in history and the world's largest tank battle, begins in the village of Prokhorovka.
1943 World War II: In Gibraltar, a Royal Air Force B-24 Liberator bomber crashes into the sea in an apparent accident moments after takeoff, killing sixteen passengers on board, including general Władysław Sikorski, the commander-in-chief of the Polish Army and the Prime Minister of the Polish government-in-exile; only the pilot survives.
1942 World War II: The 250-day Siege of Sevastopol in the Crimea ends when the city falls to Axis forces.
1941 Nazi crimes against the Polish nation: Nazi troops massacre Polish scientists and writers in the captured Ukrainian city of Lviv.
1941 World War II: The Burning of the Riga synagogues: The Great Choral Synagogue in German-occupied Riga is burnt with 300 Jews locked in the basement.
1939 Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, informs a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considers himself "The luckiest man on the face of the earth", then announces his retirement from major league baseball.
1927 First flight of the Lockheed Vega.
1918 Mehmed V died at the age of 73 and Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI ascends to the throne.
1918 World War I: The Battle of Hamel, a successful attack by the Australian Corps against German positions near the town of Le Hamel on the Western Front.
1918 Bolsheviks kill Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family (Julian calendar date).
1914 The funeral of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie takes place in Vienna, six days after their assassinations in Sarajevo.
1913 President Woodrow Wilson addresses American Civil War veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913.
1911 A massive heat wave strikes the northeastern United States, killing 380 people in eleven days and breaking temperature records in several cities.
1910 The Johnson–Jeffries riots occur after African-American boxer Jack Johnson knocks out white boxer Jim Jeffries in the 15th round. Between 11 and 26 people are killed and hundreds more injured.
1903 The Philippine–American War is officially concluded.
1901 William Howard Taft becomes American governor of the Philippines.
1898 En route from New York to Le Havre, the SS La Bourgogne collides with another ship and sinks off the coast of Sable Island, with the loss of 549 lives.
1894 The short-lived Republic of Hawaii is proclaimed by Sanford B. Dole.
1892 Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, causing Monday (July 4) to occur twice, resulting in a year with 367 days.
1887 The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, joins Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam, Karachi.
1886 The Canadian Pacific Railway's first scheduled train from Montreal arrives in Port Moody on the Pacific coast, after six days of travel.
1881 In Alabama, the Tuskegee Institute opens.
1879 Anglo-Zulu War: The Zululand capital of Ulundi is captured by British troops and burned to the ground, ending the war and forcing King Cetshwayo to flee.
1863 American Civil War: Siege of Vicksburg: Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to U.S. forces under Ulysses S. Grant after 47 days of siege.
1863 American Civil War: Union forces repulse a Confederate army at the Battle of Helena in Arkansas. The Confederate loss fails to relieve pressure on the besieged city of Vicksburg, and paves the way for the Union to capture Little Rock.
1863 American Civil War: The Army of Northern Virginia withdraws from the battlefield after losing the Battle of Gettysburg, signalling an end to the Confederate invasion of U.S. territory.
1862 Lewis Carroll tells Alice Liddell a story that would grow into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequels.
1855 The first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, Leaves of Grass, is published in Brooklyn.
1845 Henry David Thoreau moves into a small cabin on Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau's account of his two years there, Walden, will become a touchstone of the environmental movement.
1838 The Iowa Territory is organized.
1837 Grand Junction Railway, the world's first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool.
1832 John Neal delivers the first public lecture in the US to advocate the rights of women.[1]
1831 Samuel Francis Smith writes "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" for the Boston, Massachusetts July 4 festivities.
1827 Slavery is abolished in the State of New York.
1826 John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, respectively the second and third presidents of the United States, die on the same day, on the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence. Adams' last words were, "Thomas Jefferson survives," not knowing that Jefferson had died hours earlier.
1818 US Flag Act of 1818 goes into effect creating a 13 stripe flag with a star for each state. New stars would be added on 4th of July after a new state had been admitted.
1817 In Rome, New York, construction on the Erie Canal begins.
1803 The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people.
1802 At West Point, New York, the United States Military Academy opens.
1778 American Revolutionary War: U.S. forces under George Clark capture Kaskaskia during the Illinois campaign.
1776 American Revolution: The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress.
1774 Orangetown Resolutions are adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament's Coercive Acts.
1744 The Treaty of Lancaster, in which the Iroquois cede lands between the Allegheny Mountains and the Ohio River to the British colonies, was signed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
1634 The city of Trois-Rivières is founded in New France (now Quebec, Canada).
1610 The Battle of Klushino is fought between forces of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and Russia during the Polish–Muscovite War.
1584 Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe arrive at Roanoke Island
1534 Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye.
1456 Ottoman–Hungarian wars: The Siege of Nándorfehérvár (Belgrade) begins.
1359 Francesco II Ordelaffi of Forlì surrenders to the Papal commander Gil de Albornoz.
1253 Battle of West-Capelle: John I of Avesnes defeats Guy of Dampierre.
1187 The Crusades: Battle of Hattin: Saladin defeats Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem.
1120 Jordan II of Capua is anointed as prince after his infant nephew's death.
1054 A supernova, called SN 1054, is seen by Chinese Song dynasty, Arab, and possibly Amerindian observers near the star Zeta Tauri. For several months it remains bright enough to be seen during the day. Its remnants form the Crab Nebula.
993 Ulrich of Augsburg is canonized as a saint.
836 Pactum Sicardi, a peace treaty between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples, is signed.
414 Emperor Theodosius II, age 13, yields power to his older sister Aelia Pulcheria, who reigned as regent and proclaimed herself empress (Augusta) of the Eastern Roman Empire.
362 Battle of Mantinea: The Thebans, led by Epaminondas, defeated the Spartans.
Famous People Born on July 4

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Year Name
1981 Francisco Cruceta, Dominican baseball player
1847 James Anthony Bailey, American circus ringmaster, co-founded Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (d. 1906)
1951 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American lawyer and politician, 6th Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
1958 Kirk Pengilly, Australian guitarist, saxophonist, and songwriter
1960 Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver (d. 1994)
1963 Sonia Pierre, Haitian-Dominican human rights activist (d. 2011)
1989 Benjamin Büchel, Liechtensteiner footballer
1986 Ömer Aşık, Turkish basketball player
1966 Minas Hantzidis, German-Greek footballer
1943 Geraldo Rivera, American lawyer, journalist, and author
Famous People Deaths On July 4

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Date Name
907 Luitpold, margrave of Bavaria
1821 Richard Cosway, English painter and academic (b. 1742)
2017 John Blackwell, American R&B, funk, and jazz drummer (b. 1973)
1986 Paul-Gilbert Langevin, French musicologist, critique musical and physicist (b. 1933)
1429 Carlo I Tocco, ruler of Epirus (b. 1372)
1938 Otto Bauer, Austrian philosopher and politician, Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1881)
1541 Pedro de Alvarado, Spanish general and explorer (b. 1495)
2013 Onllwyn Brace, Welsh rugby player and sportscaster (b. 1932)
2007 Bill Pinkney, American singer (b. 1925)
1742 Luigi Guido Grandi, Italian monk, mathematician, and engineer (b. 1671)