History: What Happened Today?
Happy Birthday to the U.S.A.!
- In 1776, the American Colonies declared Independence from Britain.
- In 1826, on the 50th Anniversary of Independence Day, both John Adams (2nd President) and Thomas Jefferson (3rd President, died in their respective homes.
- In 1831, on the 55th Anniversary of Independence Day, James Monroe (5th President) died in New York City.
- In 1872, on the 96th Anniversary of Independence Day, Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States, was born in Plymouth, Vt.
- In 1884, the Statue of Liberty was presented to the United States by France, in Paris.
- Famous Birthdays: United States of America, Calvin Coolidge, Stephen Foster (songwriter), Nathanial Hawthorne (writer), Neil Simon (playwriter), Gloria Stuart (actress), Pauline "Dear Abby" Phillips (columnist)
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