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Independence Day (Liberia)
1471 Pope Paul
Pizarro received a royal charter for the west
coast of South America.
Netherlands declared its independence.
1739 American politician
George Clinton was born.
The United States Post Office was created.
New York became the 11th state to ratify the
The U.S. Congress passed the Assumption
Bill, making the U.S. responsible for state
1803 The Surrey
Iron Railway, arguably the world's first public
railway, opened in south London.
1835 The first
sugar cane plantation in Hawaii was begun.
Liberia declared its independence.
Playwright George Bernard Shaw was born.
Sam Houston, leader of Texas' independence
King Otho of Greece died.
Psychologist Carl Jung was born.
Novelist and essayist Aldous Leonard Huxley was born.
Actress Gracie Allen was born.
U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver was born.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation was
Actress Vivian Vance was born.
Film director Blake Edwards was born.
1922 Actor Jason Robards was
politician William Jennings
American politician Robert Todd Lincoln died.
Film director Stanley Kubrick was born.
Singer Dobie Gray was born.
Singer Mick Jagger was born.
The Allies issued the Potsdam Declaration.
National Military Establishment (now the U.S.
Department of Defense) was established.
1947 The Central Intelligence
Agency was established.
1948 President Harry Truman ordered
the desegregation of all U.S. forces.
Roger Taylor was born.
1952 King Farouk I of Egypt
1952 Evita Peron, former First
Lady of Argentina, died.
skater Dorothy Hamill was born.
Guatemalan President Carlos Castillo Armas was
assassinated by a palace guard.
Commanders Malcolm Ross and Morton Lee Lewis
set a new endurance record for flights into the
Nine-year-old Prince Charles of the United
Kingdom was named Prince of Wales by his mother,
Queen Elizabeth II.
Alice struck Japan's main island and killed 41
1959 Actor Kevin
Spacey was born.
A massive earthquake devastated Skoplje,
Yugoslavia, killing over 1,000 persons.
1963 Syncom II, the first
synchronous satellite, was successfully launched
from Cape Canaveral.
Actress Sandra Bullock was born.
George Gallup, founder of the Gallup Poll, died.
1987 Journalist Frank Marshall Davis died.
STS-114 Discovery became the first
scheduled space shuttle launch since the Challenger
disaster of 2003.
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