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July 4, 2008 - Today In History

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« on: July 03, 2008, 11:11:27 pm »




Today is Friday, July 4, the 186th day of 2008. There are 180 days left in the year.




                                                    This is Independence Day.





 
Today's Highlight in History:



On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence.






On this date:




In 1636, City of Providence, Rhode Island founded

In 1754, George Washington gives Ft. Necessity to France

In 1789, 1st U.S. tariff act

In 1789, 1st Independence Day celebration is held

In 1802, the United States Military Academy officially opened at West Point, N.Y.

In 1807, soldier-statesman Giuseppe Garibaldi, who played a key role in Italy's unification during
            the 19th century, was born in Nice.

In 1826, 50 years to the day after the Declaration of Independence was adopted,
            former presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died.

In 1831, the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, died in New York City.

In 1862, English mathematician and clergyman Charles L. Dodgson ("Lewis Carroll") began
            devising the story of "Alice in Wonderland" for his young friend Alice Pleasance Liddell
            during a boating trip.

In 1872, the 30th president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, was born in Plymouth, Vt.

In 1917, during a ceremony in Paris honoring the French hero of the American Revolution,
            U.S. Lt. Col. Charles E. Stanton declared, "Lafayette, we are here!"

In 1939, baseball's "Iron Horse," Lou Gehrig, said farewell to his fans at New York's Yankee Stadium.

In 1966, President Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act,
            which went into effect the following year.

In 1976, Israeli commandos raided Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing almost all of the passengers
            and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by pro-Palestinian hijackers.

In 2008, Historic China-Taiwan Flights Take Off





Ten years ago:

Jana Novotna of the Czech Republic won the women's title at Wimbledon, defeating France's Nathalie Tauziat 6-4, 7-6 (7-2). Japan launched its Nozomi probe to Mars. (However, the mission was abandoned in December 2003 after space officials failed to put the off-target probe back on course).



Five years ago:

A speaker claiming to be Saddam Hussein called on Iraqis in a taped message to rally behind anti-U.S. resistance.

President Bush visited Dayton, Ohio, to praise the work of U.S. troops and celebrate the 100th anniversary of flight in the hometown of the Wright brothers.

Rhythm-and-blues singer Barry White died in Los Angeles at age 58.





One year ago:

BBC reporter Alan Johnston, seized by the Army of Islam in the Gaza Strip the previous March, was released.

The head of the radical-held Red Mosque (Maulana Abdul Aziz) in Islamabad, Pakistan, was caught by security forces.

The Black Sea resort of Sochi was elected the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics, taking the Winter Games to Russia for the first time.

Bill Pinkney, the last survivor of the original members of the musical group The Drifters, died in Daytona Beach, Fla., at age 81.






Today's Birthdays:



Actress Gloria Stuart is 98.

Conductor Mitch Miller is 97.

Advice columnist Pauline Phillips (the original "Dear Abby") is 90.

Actress Eva Marie Saint is 84. Actress Gina Lollobrigida is 81.

Playwright Neil Simon is 81.

Baseball team owner George Steinbrenner is 78.

Country singer Ray Pillow is 71.

Singer Bill Withers is 70.

Actor Ed Bernard is 69.

Actress Karolyn Grimes is 68.

Broadcast journalist Geraldo Rivera is 65.

Rhythm-and-blues musician Ralph Johnson (Earth, Wind and Fire) is 57.

Rock musician Domingo Ortiz (Widespread Panic) is 56.

Singer John Waite is 53. Rock musician Kirk Pengilly (INXS) is 50.

Country musician Teddy Carr is 48.

Rock DJ Zonka (Big Audio Dynamite) is 46.

Tennis Hall of Famer Pam Shriver is 46.

Rock musician Matt Malley (Counting Crows) is 45.

Christian rock singer Michael Sweet (Stryper) is 45.

Actress Jenica Bergere is 34.

Singer Stephen "Ste" McNally (BBMak) is 30.







Thought for Today:



"America is American: that is incontestable."


Henry James,
American author
(1843-1916).
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HUH?


« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008, 10:23:35 am »

Actually according to the facts, July 2, 1776 was when the declaration of independence was completed.
However it wasn't dated, until the forth.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008, 01:14:53 pm »








HFN -


You're right!

Check the July 2nd entry of this thread.

You and your kids have a HAPPY FOURTH !!!


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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008, 07:58:05 pm »







      In 1807, soldier-statesman Giuseppe Garibaldi, who played a key role in Italy's unification during
           
                  the 19th century, was born in Nice.



BIOGRAPHY HERE:

http://atlantisonline.smfforfree2.com/index.php/topic,10737.0.html
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2008, 08:12:13 pm »








Just in time for this year's July 4th, Archaeologists have announced the discovery of

George Washington's boyhood home.

Here is the story:


http://atlantisonline.smfforfree2.com/index.php/topic,10697.0.html
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