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 This day in History - July 4
455 Historic Events for July 4
1884

Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris

Event
1884

1st US bullfight held (Dodge City Ks)

Event
1884

Alexander Byvanck, Dutch art historian/archaeologist

Birth
1885

Louis B Mayer, Minsk Russia, motion-picture executive (MGM)

Birth
1886

1st scheduled transcontinental passenger train reaches Pt Moody, BC

Event
1886

Heinrich Kaminski, composer

Birth
1888

Henry Armetta, Italian/US actor (Bell for Adano, Big Store)

Birth
1888

1st organized rodeo competition held, Prescott, Ariz

Event
1888

Theodor Storm, German judge/author (Schimmelreiter), dies at 70

Death
1889

Washington state constitutional convention holds 1st meeting

Event
1889

Auguste Mermet, composer, dies at 79

Death
1891

Frederic Louis Ritter, composer, dies at 67

Death
1892

James Keir Hardie chosen 1st socialist in British Lower house

Event
1894

Henry Carlson, basketball coach (originated figure 8 play)

Birth
1894

Elwood Haynes successfully tests one of 1st US autos at 6 MPH

Event
1894

Republic of Hawaii proclaimed, Sanford B Dole as president

Event
1895

Katherine Lee Bates publishes "America the Beautiful"

Event
1895

Irving Caesar, songwriter

Birth
1895

Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator

Birth
1895

Walderman Marx, cricketer (S Af, 240 on FC debut (then world record))

Birth
1896

Adolf Hallis, composer

Birth
1898

Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt)

Birth
1898

French liner "La Bourgogne" collides with bark Cromartyshire, 560 die

Event
1898

US flag hoisted over Wake Island (Spanish-American War)

Event
1898

Johnny Lee, Missouri, actor (Calhoun-Amos 'n' Andy)

Birth