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July 4th

July 4th is the 185th day of the year (186th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 180 days remaining until the end of the year.

July 4th is celebrated as Independence Day in the United States of America.

On this page, we have placed information about July 4th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on July 4th

1807 Giuseppe Garibaldi (Italian patriot who helped unify the country)

Giuseppe Garibaldi

1872 Calvin Coolidge (30th US President)

Calvin Coolidge

1883 Rube Goldberg (cartoonist, author, sculptor, engineer, inventor)

1916 Iva Toguri D'Aquino (wartime broadcaster - "Tokyo Rose")

1938 Bill Withers (singer)

1943 Geraldo Rivera (reporter, TV presenter)

Geraldo Rivera

1962 Pam Shriver (tennis player)

July 4th in History

1776 The Continental Congress approves the US Declaration of Independence from Great Britain.

1848 The cornerstone of the Washington Monument is laid.

Washington Monument

1898 Admiral Sampson announces a "Birthday present for the Nation.": US victory over Spanish squadron in Cuba, in the Spanish-American war.

1899 Arthur Coggeshall finds Diplodocus carnegiei.

1900 Elmer S. Riggs find the first Brachiosaurus.

1954 Food rationing ends in Britain.

1976 Israeli commandos free most of the passengers and crew of a hijacked French airliner, at Entebbe, Uganda.

1997 Mars Pathfinder space probe successfully lands on Mars.


2005 Deep Impact space probe successfully hits comet Tempel 1.

2012 CERN announces the discovery of the Higgs Boson.

July 4th is also

United States of America's Independence Day (USA).

Independence Day

Filipino-American Friendship Day

Independence Day (Denmark)

Liberation Day (Rwanda)


People born on July 4th are Cancer


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