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July 4
Independence Day (US)

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1976  Bicentennial celebrations occur nationwide as the USA celebrates its 200th anniversary.
 
1976The Raid on Entebbe occurs as Israeli commandos rescue hostages aboard an Air France jet at Uganda's Entebbe airport.
 
1966US president Lyndon Johnson signs the Freedom of Information Act, which would go into effect in 1967.
 
193960,000 emotional baseball fans attend Lou Gehrig's retirement celebration at Yankee Stadium in New York City.
 
1886Prescott, AZ hosts the first rodeo held in the US.
 
1831James Monroe, 5th US president, dies.
 
1826Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US president, dies.
 
1826John Adams, 2nd US president, dies.
 
1802The US Military Academy at West Point, New York, opens.
 
1776The Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Continental Congress.
 

Born today:

1978  Stephen McNally - singer (BBMak)

1963  Matt Malley - bassist (Counting Crows)

1962  Pam Shriver - tennis player

1958  Kirk Pengilly - guitarist, sax player (INXS)

1955  John Waite - singer (The Babys)

1948  Jeremy Spencer - guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)

1943  Geraldo Rivera - talk show host

1943  Al Wilson - guitarist, singer (Canned Heat)

1938  Bill Withers - R&B singer

1930  George Steinbrenner - New York Yankees owner

1929  Al Davis - Oakland Raiders executive, former coach

1928  Gina Lollobrigida - actress

1927  Neil Simon - playwright

1924  Eva Marie Saint - actress (Oscar® winner, 1954)

1920  Leona Helmsley - hotel owner

1918  Abigail Van Buren - 'Dear Abby' columnist

1918  Ann Landers - newspaper columnist; twin sister of Abigail 'Dear Abby' Van Buren

1911  Mitch Miller - bandleader, recording industry executive

1883  Rube Goldberg - cartoonist, humorist

1872  Calvin Coolidge - 30th US president (1923-27)

1826  Stephen Foster - composer

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Cancer (The Crab)   Cancer    

(The Crab)

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