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July 4: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on July 4

Happy Independence Day! July 4th is also known as Jackfruit Day and Independence from Meat Day.

We’ve made it to the 185th day of the year! There are 180 days left until we reach the new year.

For those of you who were born on July 4, your zodiac sign is Cancer.

Find out some interesting facts and historic events that all occurred on the fourth of July.

Did you know that on this day in 1966, The Beatles were banned from the Philippines? They had turned down a breakfast invitation from the country’s First Lady who was infuriated.

Keep reading for more facts about July 4th in history!

What Happened On July 4 In History?

2017

North Korea tested their first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

The missile named Hwasong-14 flew for 40 minutes and landed in the Sea of Japan.
1969

The first Atlanta International Pop Festival took place at Atlanta International Raceway in Hampton, Georgia with as many as 150,000 partygoers.

On this day the temperature was almost a scorching 100°F and the local fire department used their hoses to cool down attendees.
1966

The Beatles were banned from the Philippines.

On this day the First Lady of the Philippines invited the band to breakfast to which they declined. This caused outrage and protests against them broke out, leading them to have to flee to Manila airport and escape the country.
1964

The Beach Boys reached #1 on the Billboard charts with their single “I Get Around.”

"I Get Around" entered the Billboard chart on May 23 at #76 and by July became #1. It was the band's first #1 hit in the United States. The Beach Boys remained in the #1 spot for two weeks.
1862

Lewis Carroll told 10-year-old Alice Liddel a story that was the basis for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”.

The book was later published in 1865.
1838

Huskar Mining Pit, located in Silkstone, England flooded after heavy rainfall, killing 26 children.

The disaster shocked the public and then in 1842 the Mines Act was put into law making it unlawful for minors under ten years old to work underground.
1827

The last of slaves in New York were freed.

The next day, the African-American community celebrated with a parade through New York City.
1803

President Thomas Jefferson announced the Louisiana Purchase to the public.

OTD in 1803: President Thomas Jefferson announced the Louisiana Purchase to the public.
The purchase of 828,000 square miles was made from France costing $15 million.
1776

The United States of America declared their Independence from Britain.

OTD in 1776: The United States of America declared their Independence from Britain.
This day is now celebrated every year as Independence Day.
1054

Chinese astronomers reported the brightest supernova known to man.

Named "SN 1054", the event created the Crab Nebula which are the remnants of the explosion.

Did you know that on this day, July 4th 1966, The Beatles were banned from the Philippines?