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 This day in History - July 4
455 Historic Events for July 4
1956

US most intense rain fall (1.23" in 1 minute) at Unionville Maryland

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1956

Independence National Historical Park forms in Philadelphia

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1957

Judy Tyler, actress (Princess-Howdy Doody), dies at 24 in car crash

Death
1957

Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts temporary tax increase

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1958

72nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: A Cooper beats N Fraser (36 63 64 13-11)

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1958

Kirk Pengilly, Sydney Australia, rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)

Birth
1958

Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam), dies at 79

Death
1959

Victoria Abril, [Victoria Rojas], Madrid Spain, actress (Libertarias)

Birth
1959

Bill McCorvey, Montgomery Ala, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)

Birth
1959

America's new 49-star flag honoring Alaska statehood unfurled

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1959

Cayman Islands separated from Jamaica, made a crown colony

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1959

66th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Darlene Hard (64 63)

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1960

Mickey Mantle is 18th to hit 300 HRs

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1960

6th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

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1960

America's new 50-star flag honoring Hawaiian statehood unfurled

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1961

Connie Paraskevin-Young, Detroit, sprint cyclist (Olymp-br-88, 92, 96)

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1961

Richard Allen Garriott, Austin TX, computer game designer (Origin)

Birth
1961

Franklyn Farnum, dies of cancer at 83

Death
1962

Rex Bell, actor/lt-gov (Nevada), dies of heart attack at 56

Death
1962

Island Records begins

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1962

KIKU (now KHNL) TV channel 13 in Honolulu, HI (IND) 1st broadcast

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1962

Roland Ratzenberger, driver

Birth
1962

Pam Shriver, Balt MD, tennis star (1991 US Open doubles/Oly-gold-88)

Birth
1963

Henri Leconte, France, tennis player (French finalist 1988)

Birth
1963

Jose Oquendo, baseball player

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