Historical Events on this date July 04th

1054 – Brightest known super-nova (Crab Nebula) starts shining (23 days)

1636 – City of Providence, Rhode Island form

1776 – Declaration of Independence-US gains independence from Britain

1796 – 1st Independence Day celebration is held

1817 – Construction on Erie Canal begins

1826 – John Adams & Thomas Jefferson 2nd & 3rd presidents, die

1827 – Slavery abolished in NY

1855 – In Brooklyn, New York, the first edition of Walt Whitman’s book of poems titled Leaves of Grass is published.

1862 – Lewis Carroll creates Alice in Wonderland for Alice P Liddell

1876 – 1st public exhibition of electric light in SF

1881 – Booker T Washington establishes Tuskegee Institute (Alabama)

1882 – Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in SF

1883 – Buffalo Bill Cody presents 1st Wild West Show, North Platte, Neb

1884 – Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris

1946 – Philippines Independence

1964 – Beachboy’s “I Get Around” reaches #1

1969 – 140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep and Janis Joplin

1996 – Hot Mail, a free internet E-mail service begins

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