4th of July

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The July 4 is the 185th day of the Gregorian calendar (the 186th in leap years ), thus remain 180 days by year end.

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Politics and world events

1776: Signing of the American Declaration of Independence ( painting by John Trumbull )
1819: Arkansas Territory
1879: Battle of Ulundi
1945: Occupation zones in Austria


1840: RMS Britannia

science and technology

1054: Crab Nebula, Hubble photo
1999: Nebra Sky Disc


Illustration to Alice in Wonderland by John Tenniel (1865)


  • 1568: Karin Månsdotter and King Erik XIV, who had been secretly married for almost a year, officially marry in Stockholm . The next day the queen is crowned.



1898: La Bourgogne
  • 1898: The French passenger steamer La Bourgogne is rammed by an English sailing ship in the fog on the coast of Nova Scotia and sinks. Of the 730 people on board, 165 survive, including only one woman.
  • 1905: The volcano Mont Pele on the Antilles -Insel Martinique has the latest minor eruption phase of its activity from 1902 to 1905, on 8 May 1902, the loss richest in the volcanic eruption of the 20th century was recorded at around 30,000 dead.
  • 2001: A Tupolev Tu-154 of the Vladivostok Avia crashes on the third attempt to land near Irkutsk . All 145 people on board die.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Disaster .


1982: Jimmy Connors

Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field . Entries on football world championship games can be found in the sub-pages of football world championships . The same goes for European football championships .


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Holidays and memorial days

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .

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