4th JULY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

JULY 4th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1776 : U.S. declared independence | & more about history on this day in the video… In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king.

iNTERESTiNG EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 4th

  • 1054 ~ A supernova, called SN 1054, was seen by the Chinese Song dynasty, Arab, and possibly Amerindian observers near the star Zeta Tauri. For several months it remained bright enough to be seen during the day. Its remnants form the Crab Nebula.
  • 1776 ~ American Revolution: The United States Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Second Continental Congress.
  • 1827 ~ Slavery was abolished in the State of New York.
  • 1837 ~ Grand Junction Railway, the world’s 1st long-distance railway, opened between Birmingham and Liverpool.
  • 1838 ~ The Iowa Territory was organized.
  • 1845 ~ Henry David Thoreau moved into a small cabin on Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau’s account of his 2 years there, Walden, became a touchstone of the environmental movement.
  • 1892 ~ Western Samoa changed the International Date Line, causing Monday (July 4) to occur twice, resulting in a year with 367 days.
  • 1892 ~ The first double-decked street car service was inaugurated in San Diego, California.
  • 1951 ~ William Shockley announced the invention of the junction transistor.
  • 1997 ~ NASA’s Pathfinder space probe landed on the surface of Mars.
  • 1998 ~ Japan launched the Nozomi probe to Mars, joining the United States and Russia as a space exploring nation.
  • 2004 ~ The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower was laid on the World Trade Center site in New York City.
  • 2005 ~ The Deep Impact collider hit the comet Tempel 1.
  • 2012 ~ The discovery of particles consistent with the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider was announced at CERN.

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PEOPLE BORN ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 4th

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DEATHS ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 4th

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TiMELiNE of HiSTORY ON THiS DAY & PEOPLE BORN on JULY 4th

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HOLiDAYS & OBSERVANCES on JULY 4th

  • iNDEPENDANCE DAY: The celebration of the Declaration of Independence of the United States from Great Britain in 1776. (United States and its dependencies)