It happened on this day…July 4th

July 4th…on this day, over the years, so much has happened that I couldn’t choose just one…so here is a list of historical things that have happened on this day over the years:

1776 – The Continental Congress adopted the “Declaration of Independence

1832 – “America,” written by Dr Samuel Francis Smith, was sung in public for the first time, at the Park Street Church in Boston

1959 – America’s 49-star flag, honoring Alaskan statehood, was officially unfurled.

1960 – The 50-star flag, to include Hawaii, made its debut, in Philadelphia

1976 – The United States celebrates its bicentennial

2004 – The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the site of the World Trade  Center in New York City

Here are some famous Americans who share America’s Birthday

1804 – Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author.

1826 – Stephen Foster, American songwriter.

1872 – Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States of America (1923-1929).

1883 – Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist.

1900 – Louis Armstrong (Satchmo), American jazz trumpeter and singer.

1911 – Mitch Miller, American musician, record company executive, producer, arranger.

1918 – Ann Landers (Esther Pauline Friedman) and Abigail Van Buren (Pauline Esther Friedman), American advice columnists.

1927 – Neil Simon, American award-winning playwright.

1930 – George Steinbrenner, American businessman and baseball executive.

And some famous American’s who died on July 4th:

1826 – John Adams, 2nd President of the United States of America.

1826 – Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States of America .

1831 – James Monroe, 5th President of the United States of America

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