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 This day in History - July 4
455 Historic Events for July 4
1804

D‚sir‚ de Haerne, Belgian priest/Congressional leader

Birth
1807

Giuseppe Garibaldi, freedom fighter (Risorgimento)/unified Italy

Birth
1810

Phineas T Barnum, circus magnate

Birth
1810

French troops occupy Amsterdam

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1817

Construction on Erie Canal begins

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1819

Reuben Eaton Fenton, Governor (Union), died in 1885

Birth
1819

William Herschel makes last telescopic observation of 1819 comet

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1826

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president (1801-09), dies at 83

Death
1826

John Adams, 2nd president (1797-1801), dies at 90

Death
1826

Green Clay Smith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895

Birth
1826

Stephen Foster, Lawrencevil, Pa, composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River)

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1827

Slavery abolished in NY

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1828

James Johnston Pettigrew, Brig General (Confederate Army)

Birth
1828

Construction begins on B and O (Baltimore-Ohio) 1st US passenger RR

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1828

Theodor W Ahlwardt, German orientalist

Birth
1829

Cornerstone laid for 1st US mint (Chestnut and Juniper St, Phila)

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1829

Hermann Kotzchmar, composer

Birth
1831

"America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)" is 1st sung in Boston

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1831

James Monroe, 5th president (1817-25), dies at 73

Death
1832

"America" 1st sung publicly

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1836

Wisconsin Territory forms

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1840

James McGranahan, composer

Birth
1841

Marie von Wied, Princess of Orange Nassau

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1841

Edward Gailliard, Flemish linguist/archaeologicalist

Birth
1842

Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austria, sociologist/judge/fieldmarshal

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