On July 4th In History

The 4th of July is more than a symbolic anniversary of the attainment of freedom for America. Look through the smoke of fireworks and the cooked barbecues to discover what other significant incidents happened on this date in the years gone by. Go through our fascinating article "On July 4th In History" to know what all took place on 4th July in the years following 1776. If you like this article, click here and forward this article to all your friends and loved ones and share these interesting information with them all. Happy American Independence Day!
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Check out these chockful of interesting information and know what happened on July 4th in history. These are great to share when there is a lull in party conversation:

1826 - Two former U.S. presidents, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, die on July 4th on the same date.

1848 - The cornerstone of the Washington Monument is laid.

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.

1932 - Many U.S. organizations, companies and Government Departments make a joint plan to cut the number of hours worked or days worked by those in current employment, providing better chances for workers of staying employed and helping those looking for work during those times.

1946 : The Philippines becomes a self-governing nation after 48 years of U.S. sovereignty.

1954 - Rationing of meat and bacon through the use of ration books ends leading to an end of rationing in Great Britain which had been in place for 14 years since the beginning of World War II.

1959 - A 49th star is added to the American flag to represent the new state of Alaska

1960 - A 50th star is added to the American flag to represent the new state of Hawaii.

1976 - Bicentennial celebrations are held in the United States to mark the 200th birthday of the nation and its independence from British Rule.

1976 - Israeli commandos free 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".

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