4th July

The events happened on 4th July are :

1776 : Declaration of Independence adopted by Second Continental Congress : Adopted this day by the Second Continental Congress, the Declaration of Independence called for the separation of 13 North American colonies from Great Britain, proclaiming “these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be Free and Independent States.” A committee consisting of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston had been chosen on June 11 to prepare a statement justifying the decision to assert independence. The anniversary of the adoption is now celebrated as Independence Day, a U.S. national holiday.

1946 : The Republic of the Philippines was proclaimed an independent country with Manuel Roxas as its first president.

1884 : The Statue of Liberty was presented to the United States by the French in Paris.

1865 : Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was published.

1845 : Essayist and philosopher Henry David Thoreau moved to his retreat at Walden Pond, where he eventually wrote a series of reflective essays entitled Walden; or, Life in the Woods.

1826 : Two major figures of the American Revolution who became U.S. presidents, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, died 50 years to the day after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

1054 : The Crab Nebula, the brightest known remnant of a supernova, was first noticed by Chinese astronomers.

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