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 This day in History - July 4
455 Historic Events for July 4
1865

1st edition of "Alice in Wonderland" is published

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1866

Firecracker thrown in wood starts fire destroying « of Portland, Me

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1867

Stephen Mather, organized US National Park Service

Birth
1868

Battle at Ueno: last Tokugawa armies defeated

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1869

Karl Seitz, president of Austria

Birth
1870

Pieter van der Lijn, Dutch geologist (Dutch boulders)

Birth
1872

Calvin Coolidge, [Silent Cal], Plymouth Vt, (R) 30th pres (1923-29)

Birth
1873

Aquarium opens in Woodward Gardens

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1874

Social Democratic Workmen's Party of North America formed

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1875

White Democrats kill several blacks in terrorist attacks in Vicksburg

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1875

Giovanni and Giacomo Tocci, Italy, siamese twins

Birth
1876

William Farnum, Boston MA, actor (Spoilers, Man who Fights Alone)

Birth
1876

1st public exhibition of electric light in SF

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1876

Batholdi visits Bedloe Island, future home of his Statue of Liberty

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1879

Africaner Union forms by Rev SJ du Toit at Cape colony

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1879

Battle at Rorkes Drift: Britain ends attack on Zulus

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1880

Pat Rooney, vaudevillian/actor (Night Club)

Birth
1880

George Mullin, pitcher (Detroit Tigers-no-hitter on 7/4/1912)

Birth
1881

Booker T Washington establishes Tuskegee Institute (Alabama)

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1882

Cornelis van der Lugt Melsert, Dutch actor/dir (Willem van Oranje)

Birth
1882

Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in SF

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1883

Buffalo Bill Cody presents 1st wild west show, North Platte, Nebr

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1883

Maximilian Oseyevich Shteynberg, composer

Birth
1883

Rube Goldberg, cartoonist (who made the easy outrageously difficult)

Birth
1883

Alan Brooke, English general [or Jul 23]

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