THIS DAY IN HISTORY 04/07


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 04/07

JULY 4TH

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1634 – The city of Trois-Rivières is founded in New France, later to become the Canadian province of Quebec.

1776 – According to popular legend the Liberty Bell rings for the 2nd Continental Congress .

1776 – US congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain

1796 – 1st Independence Day celebration is held

1803 – The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people.

1865 – 1st edition of “Alice in Wonderland” is published

1881 – Booker T. Washington establishes Tuskegee Institute (Alabama)

1936 – League of Nations ends sanctions against Italy after Italian takeover of Abyssinia

1979 – Algerian ex-president Ben Bella freed

1950 – Harry Truman signs public law 600 (Puerto Ricans write own constitution)

1996 – Hot Mail, a free internet E-mail service begins

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1872 – Calvin Coolidge, [Silent Cal], Plymouth Notch Vermont, (R) 30th US President (1923-29), (d. 1933)

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1883 – Rube Goldberg, San Francisco California, cartoonist (who made the easy outrageously difficult) Pulitzer Prize 1948

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1902 – Meyer Lansky, mobster (Started numbers)

1910 – Gloria Stuart, Santa Monica California, actress (Rose-Titanic)/founder (Screen Actors Guild), (d. 2010)

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1930 – George Steinbrenner, Rocky River Ohio, owner (NY Yankees)/ship builder/horse owner

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1826 – John Adams, 2nd president (1797-1801), dies at 90

1826 – Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President (1801-09), dies at 83

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1831 – James Monroe, 5th president (1817-25)

1840 – Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, German surgeon who helped create modern plastic surgery

1934 – Marie Curie, French-Polish Physicist/Chemist

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2003 – Barry White, American singer

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2010 – Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Iraqi-born Lebanese Shiite Muslim cleric and Hezbollah mentor (b. 1935)

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