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Date Description Type
4th of July 0836 EVENT Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples
4th of July 0993 EVENT Saint Ulrich of Augsburg is canonized.
4th of July 1054 EVENT A supernova is observed by the Chinese, the Arabs and possibly Amerindians near the star Tauri. For several months it remains bright enough to be seen during the day. Its remnants form the Crab Nebula.
4th of July 1120 EVENT Jordan II of Capua is anointed as prince after his infant nephew's death.
4th of July 1187 EVENT The Crusades: Battle of Hattin : Saladin defeats Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem.
4th of July 1253 EVENT Battle of West-Capelle: John I of Avesnes defeats Guy of Dampierre.
4th of July 1359 EVENT Francesco II Ordelaffi of Forli surrenders to the Papal commander Gil de Albornoz.
4th of July 1456 EVENT The Siege of Nandorfehervar (Belgrade) begins. (Part of the Ottoman wars in Europe)
4th of July 1534 EVENT Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye.
4th of July 1569 EVENT The King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Lithuania, Sigismund II Augustus finally sign the document of union between Poland and Lithuania, creating new country known as Polish : Lithuanian Commonwealth.
4th of July 1610 EVENT The Battle of Klushino between forces of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Russia during the Polish-Muscovite War.
4th of July 1634 EVENT The city of Trois-Rivieres is founded in New France (Quebec, Canada)
4th of July 1636 EVENT City of Providence, Rhode Island forms.
4th of July 1744 EVENT The Treaty of Lancaster, in which the Iriquois ceded lands between the Allegheny Mountains and the Ohio River to the British colonies, is signed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
4th of July 1754 EVENT French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French Capt. Louis Coulon de Villiers.
4th of July 1774 EVENT Orangetown Resolutions adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament's Coercive Acts
4th of July 1776 EVENT American Revolution: The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress.
4th of July 1778 EVENT American Revolutionary War: American forces under George Clark capture Kaskaskia during the Illinois campaign.
4th of July 1802 EVENT At West Point, New York the United States Military Academy opens.
4th of July 1803 EVENT The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people.
4th of July 1810 EVENT The French occupy Amsterdam.
4th of July 1817 EVENT At Rome, New York, United States, construction on the Erie Canal begins.
4th of July 1826 EVENT Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, dies the same day as John Adams, second president of the United States, on the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence.
4th of July 1827 EVENT Slavery is abolished in New York State.
4th of July 1831 EVENT Samuel Francis Smith wrote "America" ("My country 'tis of thee") for the Boston, MA July 4th festivities.
4th of July 1837 EVENT Grand Junction Railway, the world's first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool.
4th of July 1838 EVENT The Iowa Territory is organized.
4th of July 1855 EVENT In Brooklyn, New York, the first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, titled Leaves of Grass, is published.
4th of July 1862 EVENT Lewis Carroll tells Alice Liddell a story that would grow into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequels.
4th of July 1863 EVENT American Civil War: Siege of Vicksburg : Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant after 47 days of siege. 150 miles up the Mississippi River, a Confederate Army is repulsed at the Battle of Helena, Arkansas.
4th of July 1863 EVENT The Army of Northern Virginia withdraws from the battlefield after its loss at the Battle of Gettysburg, signalling an end to the Southern invasion of the North.
4th of July 1865 EVENT Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is published.
4th of July 1878 EVENT Thoroughbred horses Ten Broeck and Mollie McCarty run a match race, immortalized in the song Molly and Tenbrooks.
4th of July 1879 EVENT Anglo-Zulu War: the Zululand capital of Ulundi is captured by British troops and burnt to the ground, thus, ending the war and forcing King Cetshwayo to flee.
4th of July 1881 EVENT In Alabama, the Tuskegee Institute opens.
4th of July 1886 EVENT The people of France offer the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States.
4th of July 1886 EVENT The first scheduled Canadian transcontinental train arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia.
4th of July 1887 EVENT The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, joins Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam, Karachi.
4th of July 1892 EVENT Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, so that year there were 367 days in this country, with two occurrences of Monday, July 4.
4th of July 1894 EVENT The short-lived Republic of Hawaii is proclaimed by Sanford B. Dole.
4th of July 1903 EVENT Dorothy Levitt is reported as the first woman in the world to compete in a 'motor race'.
4th of July 1910 EVENT African-American boxer Jack Johnson knocks out white boxer Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match sparking race riots across the United States.
4th of July 1913 EVENT President Woodrow Wilson addresses American Civil War veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913.
4th of July 1918 EVENT Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI ascends to the throne.
4th of July 1918 EVENT Bolsheviks kill Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family (Julian calendar date).
4th of July 1927 EVENT First flight of the Lockheed Vega.
4th of July 1934 EVENT Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb.
4th of July 1939 EVENT Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, tells a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considers himself "The luckiest man on the face of the earth" as he announces his retirement from major league baseball.
4th of July 1941 EVENT Nazi Germans massacre Polish scientists and writers in the captured Ukrainian city of Lviv.
4th of July 1946 EVENT After 381 years of near-continuous colonial rule by various powers, the Philippines attains full independence from the United States.
4th of July 1947 EVENT The "Indian Independence Bill" is presented before British House of Commons, suggesting bifurcation of British India into two sovereign countries : India and Pakistan.
4th of July 1950 EVENT The first broadcast by Radio Free Europe.
4th of July 1959 EVENT With the admission of Alaska as the 49th U.S. state earlier in the year, the 49-star flag of the United States debuts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
4th of July 1960 EVENT Due to the post-Independence Day admission of Hawaii as the 50th U.S. state on August 21, 1959, the 50-star flag of the United States debuts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania almost ten and a half months later (see Flag Act).
4th of July 1961 EVENT Walt Disney is one of the two main speakers on the Independence Day in The Rebuild Hills at Sk?rping in Denmark.
4th of July 1965 EVENT Homophile activists picket at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, the first in a series of Annual Reminders of the second-class status of LGBT people in the United States.
4th of July 1966 EVENT President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Freedom of Information Act into United States law. The act goes into effect the next year.
4th of July 1969 EVENT The Ohio Fireworks Derecho kills 18 Ohioans and destroys over 100 boats on Lake Erie.
4th of July 1969 EVENT Two teens (one male, one female) are attacked at Blue Rock Springs in California. They are the second (known) victims of the Zodiac Killer. The male survives.
4th of July 1976 EVENT Israeli commandos raid Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing all but four of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by Palestinian terrorists.
4th of July 1982 EVENT Iranian diplomats kidnapping (1982): four Iranian diplomats are kidnapped by Lebanese militia in Lebanon.
4th of July 1987 EVENT In France, former Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie (aka the "Butcher of Lyon") is convicted of crimes against humanity and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
4th of July 1993 EVENT Sumitomo Chemical's resin plant in Nihama explodes killing one worker and injuring three others.
4th of July 1997 EVENT NASA's Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.
4th of July 2004 EVENT The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City.
4th of July 2005 EVENT The Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1.
4th of July 2006 EVENT Space Shuttle program: STS-121 Mission : Space Shuttle Discovery launches at 18:37:55 UTC.
4th of July 2006 EVENT North Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile, and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan.
4th of July 2009 EVENT The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after 8 years, due to security reasons following the World Trade Center attacks.
4th of July 0068 BIRTHDAY Salonina Matidia, niece of Emperor Trajan (d. 119)
4th of July 1330 BIRTHDAY Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (d. 1367)
4th of July 1546 BIRTHDAY Murat III, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1595)
4th of July 1694 BIRTHDAY Louis-Claude Daquin, French composer (d. 1772)
4th of July 1715 BIRTHDAY Christian Furchtegott Gellert, German poet (d. 1769)
4th of July 1719 BIRTHDAY Michel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (d. 1797)
4th of July 1790 BIRTHDAY George Everest, Welsh surveyor (d. 1866)
4th of July 1799 BIRTHDAY King Oscar I of Sweden, French general (d. 1859)
4th of July 1804 BIRTHDAY Nathaniel Hawthorne, American writer (d. 1864)
4th of July 1807 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian military and political figure (d. 1882)
4th of July 1816 BIRTHDAY Hiram Walker, American grocer and distiller (d. 1899)
4th of July 1826 BIRTHDAY Stephen Foster, American songwriter (d. 1864)
4th of July 1845 BIRTHDAY Thomas Barnardo, Irish humanitarian (d. 1905)
4th of July 1847 BIRTHDAY James Anthony Bailey, American circus impresario (d. 1906)
4th of July 1854 BIRTHDAY Bill Tilghman, American gunslinger and peace officer (d. 1924)
4th of July 1854 BIRTHDAY Victor Babes, Romanian bacteriologist (d. 1926)
4th of July 1867 BIRTHDAY Stephen Mather, American entrepreneur and conservationist (d. 1930)
4th of July 1868 BIRTHDAY Henrietta Swan Leavitt, American astronomer (d. 1921)
4th of July 1872 BIRTHDAY Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States (d. 1933)
4th of July 1881 BIRTHDAY Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier (d. 1968)
4th of July 1882 BIRTHDAY Louis B. Mayer, American film producer (d. 1957)
4th of July 1883 BIRTHDAY Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist (d. 1970)
4th of July 1895 BIRTHDAY Irving Caesar, American lyricist and composer (d. 1996)
4th of July 1896 BIRTHDAY Mao Dun, Chinese writer (d. 1981)
4th of July 1897 BIRTHDAY Alluri Sita Rama Raju, Indian Freedom Fighter (d. 1924)
4th of July 1898 BIRTHDAY Dr. Pilar Barbosa, Puerto Rican historian (d. 1997)
4th of July 1898 BIRTHDAY Gertrude Lawrence, English-born actress (d. 1952)
4th of July 1902 BIRTHDAY Meyer Lansky, Russian-born American gangster (d. 1983)
4th of July 1902 BIRTHDAY George Murphy, American entertainer (d. 1992)
4th of July 1903 BIRTHDAY Flor Peeters, Belgian composer, organist and teacher (d. 1986)
4th of July 1904 BIRTHDAY Angela Baddeley, English actress (d. 1976)
4th of July 1905 BIRTHDAY Irving Johnson, American adventurer (d. 1991)
4th of July 1907 BIRTHDAY Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (d. 1996)
4th of July 1907 BIRTHDAY Gordon Griffith, American director (d. 1958)
4th of July 1910 BIRTHDAY Gloria Stuart, American actress (d. 2010)
4th of July 1911 BIRTHDAY Mitch Miller, American entertainer (d. 2010)
4th of July 1912 BIRTHDAY Viviane Romance, French actress (d. 1991)
4th of July 1916 BIRTHDAY Iva Toguri D'Aquino, American World War II figure (d. 2006)
4th of July 1917 BIRTHDAY Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1947)
4th of July 1918 BIRTHDAY Ann Landers, American advice columnist (d. 2002)
4th of July 1918 BIRTHDAY Abigail Van Buren, American advice columnist
4th of July 1918 BIRTHDAY King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga (d. 2006)
4th of July 1918 BIRTHDAY Johnnie Parsons, American race car driver (d. 1984)
4th of July 1920 BIRTHDAY Norm Drucker, American basketball referee
4th of July 1920 BIRTHDAY Fritz Wilde, German footballer (d. 1977)
4th of July 1920 BIRTHDAY Leona Helmsley, American hotel operator and real estate investor (d. 2007)
4th of July 1921 BIRTHDAY Gerard Debreu, French economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
4th of July 1921 BIRTHDAY Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist (d. 2003)
4th of July 1923 BIRTHDAY Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss Federal Councilor
4th of July 1924 BIRTHDAY Eva Marie Saint, American actress
4th of July 1926 BIRTHDAY Alfredo Di Stefano, Argentine-Spanish footballer
4th of July 1927 BIRTHDAY Gina Lollobrigida, Italian actress
4th of July 1927 BIRTHDAY Neil Simon, American playwright
4th of July 1928 BIRTHDAY Giampiero Boniperti, Italian footballer
4th of July 1928 BIRTHDAY Chuck Tanner, American baseball player (d. 2011)
4th of July 1929 BIRTHDAY Al Davis, American businessman
4th of July 1929 BIRTHDAY Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (d. 1998)
4th of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Armenian actor (d. 1993)
4th of July 1930 BIRTHDAY George Steinbrenner, American businessman (d. 2010)
4th of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Yuri Tyukalov, Soviet Olympic rower
4th of July 1931 BIRTHDAY Stephen Boyd, Northern Irish actor (d. 1977)
4th of July 1931 BIRTHDAY Sebastien Japrisot, French author, film director and screenwriter (d. 2003)
4th of July 1932 BIRTHDAY Aurele Vandendriessche, Belgian athlete
4th of July 1934 BIRTHDAY Colin Welland, English actor
4th of July 1935 BIRTHDAY Paul Scoon, Governor General of Grenada
4th of July 1936 BIRTHDAY Zdzis?awa Donat, Polish coloratura soprano
4th of July 1937 BIRTHDAY Sonja Haraldsen, Queen of Norway (spouse of King Harald V of Norway)
4th of July 1937 BIRTHDAY Thomas Nagel, American philosopher
4th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Sergio Oliva, Cuban born American bodybuilder
4th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Bill Withers, American singer and songwriter
4th of July 1940 BIRTHDAY Karolyn Grimes, American actress
4th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Brian Willson, American peace activist
4th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Sam Farr, American politician
4th of July 1942 BIRTHDAY Floyd Little, American football player
4th of July 1942 BIRTHDAY Hal Lanier, American baseball player
4th of July 1942 BIRTHDAY Stefan Meller, Polish foreign minister (d. 2008)
4th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Konrad "Conny" Bauer, German musician
4th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Geraldo Rivera, American reporter
4th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson, American musician (d. 1970)
4th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Emerson Boozer, American football player
4th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Milan Macala, Czech football coach
4th of July 1944 BIRTHDAY Ray Meagher, Australian actor
4th of July 1944 BIRTHDAY Joe Berardo, Portuguese millionaire
4th of July 1945 BIRTHDAY Bruce French, American actor
4th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Ron Kovic, American peace activist
4th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Tish Howard, American model
4th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Michael Milken, American financier
4th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Ed O'Ross, American actor
4th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Ed Armbrister, baseball player
4th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Rene Arnoux, French race car driver
4th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Spencer, English musician
4th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Tommy Korberg, Swedish singer and actor
4th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Phil Wheatley, Director-General of the National Offender Management Service
4th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Philip Craven, British International Paralympic Committee president
4th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY David Jensen, Canadian-born British radio DJ
4th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American politician
4th of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Alvaro Uribe, President of Colombia
4th of July 1954 BIRTHDAY Jim Beattie, American baseball player
4th of July 1954 BIRTHDAY Morganna Roberts, American entertainer
4th of July 1955 BIRTHDAY John Waite, English singer
4th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Mark Belling, American radio talkshow host
4th of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand
4th of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Rein Lang, Estonian politician and diplomat
4th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Kirk Pengilly, Australian musician
4th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Steve Hartman, American sports radio host
4th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Carl Valentine, English-born Canadian former footballer
4th of July 1959 BIRTHDAY Victoria Abril, Spanish actress
4th of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Sid Eudy, American professional wrestler
4th of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1994)
4th of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Barry Windham, American professional wrestler
4th of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Richard Garriott, English video game designer
4th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Neil Morrissey, English actor
4th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Pam Shriver, American former tennis player
4th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Henri Leconte, French former tennis player
4th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY William Ramallo, former Bolivian footballer
4th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Matt Malley, American musician
4th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Jose Oquendo, Puerto Rican baseball player
4th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Mark Slaughter, American singer
4th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Cle Kooiman, American soccer player
4th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Mark Whiting, American filmmaker and actor
4th of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Harvey Grant, American basketball player
4th of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Horace Grant, American basketball player
4th of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Jo Whiley, English radio DJ
4th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Minas Hantzidis, Greek footballer
4th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Lee Reherman, American actor
4th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Vinny Castilla, Mexican baseball player
4th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Rick Wilkins, American baseball player
4th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Andy Walker (journalist), Canadian television personality
4th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Jack Frost, American musician
4th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Todd Marinovich, American football player
4th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Wilfred Mugeyi, Zimbabwean soccer player
4th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Christian Giesler, American bassist (Kreator)
4th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Tony Vidmar, Australian former footballer
4th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Andy Creeggan, Canadian musician
4th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Brendan Donnelly, American baseball player
4th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Koko, sign-language gorilla
4th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Ned Zelic, Australian soccer player
4th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Stephen Giles, Canadian canoer
4th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Mike Knuble, Canadian hockey player
4th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Nina Badric, Croatian singer
4th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Oleg Prudius, Ukrainian professional wrestler
4th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY William Goldsmith, American drummer (Sunny Day Real Estate, Foo Fighters)
4th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Gackt, Japanese musician
4th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Michael Johnson, English-born Jamaican footballer
4th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Keiko Ihara, Japanese racing driver
4th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Tony Popovic, Australian soccer player
4th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Elton Williams, Montserratian footballer
4th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Jan Magnussen, Danish racing driver
4th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY La'Roi Glover, American football player
4th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Adrian Griffin, American basketball player
4th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Vince Spadea, American tennis player
4th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Tania Davis, Australian violist
4th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (d. 2003)
4th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Yevgeniya Medvedeva-Arbuzova, Russian cross-country skier
4th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Jonas Kjellgren, Swedish musician (Scar Symmetry)
4th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Emile Mpenza, Belgian footballer
4th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Vicky Kaya, Greek model and actress
4th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Becki Newton, American actress
4th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Stephen McNally, British singer and songwriter (BBMak)
4th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Katia Zygouli, Greek model
4th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Max Elliott Slade, American film actor
4th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Francisco Cruceta, Dominican baseball player
4th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Dede, Angolan soccer player
4th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Hannah Harper, English porn star
4th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Isabeli Fontana, Brazilian model
4th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Ben Jorgensen, American musician
4th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Miguel Pinto, Chilean footballer
4th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Andy Mrotek, American musician
4th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Mattia Serafini, Italian footballer
4th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Miguel Angel Munoz, Spanish actor and singer
4th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Akanishi Jin, Japanese singer
4th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Gina Glocksen, American singer
4th of July 1985 BIRTHDAY Kane Tenace, Australian rules footballer
4th of July 1986 BIRTHDAY Takahisa Masuda, Japanese singer
4th of July 1990 BIRTHDAY Backer Aloenouvo, Togolese football player
4th of July 1990 BIRTHDAY David Kross, German actor
4th of July 0907 DEATH Luitpold, Margrave of Bavaria
4th of July 0943 DEATH Taejo of Goryeo, of Korea (Born 877)
4th of July 0965 DEATH Pope Benedict V (Born unknown)
4th of July 0973 DEATH Ulrich of Augsburg, German bishop (Born 890)
4th of July 1187 DEATH Raynald of Chatillon, French Second Crusade figure (Bornc. 1125)
4th of July 1541 DEATH Pedro de Alvarado, Spanish explorer (Born 1495)
4th of July 1546 DEATH Hayreddin Barbarossa, Greek-born Turkish naval officer (Born 1478)
4th of July 1551 DEATH Gregory Cromwell, English nobleman (Born 1514)
4th of July 1603 DEATH Philippe de Monte, Flemish composer (Born 1521)
4th of July 1623 DEATH William Byrd, English composer
4th of July 1648 DEATH Antoine Daniel, French Jesuit missionary (Born 1601)
4th of July 1742 DEATH Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician (Born 1671)
4th of July 1754 DEATH Philippe Nericault Destouches, French dramatist and author (Born 1680)
4th of July 1761 DEATH Samuel Richardson, English writer (Born 1689)
4th of July 1780 DEATH Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Austrian military leader (Born 1712)
4th of July 1787 DEATH Charles de Rohan, prince de Soubise, Marshal of France (Born 1715)
4th of July 1821 DEATH Richard Cosway, English artist (Born 1742)
4th of July 1826 DEATH Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States (Born 1743)
4th of July 1826 DEATH John Adams, 2nd President of the United States (Born 1735)
4th of July 1831 DEATH James Monroe, 5th President of the United States (Born 1758)
4th of July 1848 DEATH Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand, French writer (Born 1768)
4th of July 1850 DEATH William Kirby, English entomologist (Born 1759)
4th of July 1854 DEATH Karl Friedrich Eichhorn, German jurist (Born 1781)
4th of July 1857 DEATH William L. Marcy, American statesman (Born 1786)
4th of July 1881 DEATH Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish statesman (Born 1806)
4th of July 1882 DEATH Joseph Brackett, American composer (Born 1797)
4th of July 1891 DEATH Hannibal Hamlin, U.S. Vice President (Born 1809)
4th of July 1901 DEATH Johannes Schmidt, German linguist (Born 1843)
4th of July 1902 DEATH Swami Vivekananda, Indian spiritual leader (Born 1863)
4th of July 1905 DEATH Elisee Reclus, French anarchist (Born 1830)
4th of July 1910 DEATH Melville Weston Fuller, American jurist (Born 1833)
4th of July 1910 DEATH Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (Born 1835)
4th of July 1916 DEATH Alan Seeger, American war poet (Born 1888)
4th of July 1922 DEATH Lothar von Richthofen, German pilot (Born 1894)
4th of July 1926 DEATH Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Saint (Born 1901)
4th of July 1931 DEATH Emanuele Filiberto, 2nd Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (Born 1869)
4th of July 1931 DEATH Buddie Petit, American jazz musician (Born 1895)
4th of July 1934 DEATH Maria Sklodowska-Curie, Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Physics (Born 1867)
4th of July 1938 DEATH Otto Bauer, Austrian Social Democratic politician (Born 1881)
4th of July 1938 DEATH Suzanne Lenglen, French tennis player (Born 1899)
4th of July 1941 DEATH Antoni ?omnicki, Polish mathematician (Born 1881)
4th of July 1946 DEATH Gerda Steinhoff, Polish-born German concentration camp overseer (Born 1922)
4th of July 1948 DEATH Monteiro Lobato, Brazilian writer (Born 1882)
4th of July 1963 DEATH Bernard Freyberg, New Zealander statesman (Born 1889)
4th of July 1964 DEATH Henry (Hank) Sylvern, American radio personality (Born 1908)
4th of July 1970 DEATH Barnett Newman, American artist (Born 1905)
4th of July 1970 DEATH Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, American industrialist (Born 1884)
4th of July 1971 DEATH August Derleth, American writer and editor (Born 1909)
4th of July 1974 DEATH Mohammad Amin al-Husayni, Palestinian Muslim nationalist (Born 1895 or 1897)
4th of July 1975 DEATH Georgette Heyer, English author (Born 1902)
4th of July 1976 DEATH Yonatan Netanyahu, Israeli soldier and Entebbe rescue commander (Born 1946)
4th of July 1976 DEATH Antoni S?onimski, Polish poet (Born 1895)
4th of July 1977 DEATH Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (Born 1918)
4th of July 1979 DEATH Lee Wai Tong, Chinese footballer (Born 1905)
4th of July 1980 DEATH Maurice Grevisse, Belgian grammarian (Born 1895)
4th of July 1982 DEATH Terry Higgins, British AIDS victim (Born 1945)
4th of July 1984 DEATH Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (Born 1949)
4th of July 1986 DEATH Flor Peeters, Belgian composer and organist (Born 1903)
4th of July 1986 DEATH Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (Born 1899)
4th of July 1988 DEATH Adrian Adonis, American professional wrestler (Born 1954)
4th of July 1989 DEATH Jack Haig, British actor (Born 1913)
4th of July 1991 DEATH Victor Chang, Australian physician (Born 1936)
4th of July 1992 DEATH Astor Piazzolla, Argentinian composer (Born 1921)
4th of July 1993 DEATH Bona Arsenault, French Canadian politician and historian (Born 1903)
4th of July 1994 DEATH Joey Marella, American professional wrestling referee (Born 1964)
4th of July 1995 DEATH Bob Ross, American artist and television host (Born 1942)
4th of July 1995 DEATH Eva Gabor, Hungarian actress (Born 1919)
4th of July 1997 DEATH Charles Kuralt, American television presenter (Born 1934)
4th of July 1997 DEATH John Zachary Young, English zoologist (Born 1907)
4th of July 1999 DEATH Leo Garel, American artist and cartoonist (Born 1917)
4th of July 2000 DEATH Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski, Polish writer (Born 1919)
4th of July 2001 DEATH Keenan Milton, American skateboarder (Born 1974)
4th of July 2002 DEATH Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American Air Force general (Born 1912)
4th of July 2002 DEATH Mansoor Hekmat, Iranian politician (Born 1951)
4th of July 2002 DEATH Winnifred Quick, American Titanic survivor (Born 1904)
4th of July 2003 DEATH Andre Claveau, French singer (Born 1915)
4th of July 2003 DEATH Barry White, American singer (Born 1944)
4th of July 2004 DEATH Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor (Born 1920)
4th of July 2004 DEATH Frank Robinson (Xylophone Man), British street entertainer (Born 1932)
4th of July 2005 DEATH Hank Stram, American football coach (Born 1923)
4th of July 2007 DEATH Bar?s Akarsu, Turkish rock musician (Born 1979)
4th of July 2007 DEATH Bill Pinkney, American singer and performer (Born 1925)
4th of July 2008 DEATH Jesse Helms, American politician (Born 1921)
4th of July 2008 DEATH Evelyn Keyes, American actress (Born 1916)
4th of July 2008 DEATH Charles Wheeler, British journalist (Born 1923)
4th of July 2008 DEATH Terrence Kiel, American football player (Born 1980)
4th of July 2009 DEATH Drake Levin, American rock musician (Born 1946)
4th of July 2009 DEATH Brenda Joyce, American actress (Born 1917)
4th of July 2009 DEATH Allen Klein, American music executive (Born 1931)
4th of July 2009 DEATH Steve McNair, American football player (Born 1973)
4th of July 2009 DEATH Lasse Stromstedt, Swedish writer (Born 1935)
4th of July 2009 DEATH Jean-Baptiste Tati Loutard, Congolese politician (Born 1938)
4th of July 2009 DEATH Jim Chapin, American drummer (Born 1919)
4th of July 2010 DEATH Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Iraqi-born Lebanese Shiite Muslim cleric and Hezbollah mentor (Born 1935)

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