What happened this day in history July 4

What are the important events that happened on July 4? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 4: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 4 is the 185th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 180 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 21, 2022 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 460,248 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaoctacontapentagon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 202 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,482 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 4: This Day In History

The Aphelion, the point in the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun, occurs around this date.

July 4 Historical Events

  • 414
    Emperor Theodosius II, age 13, yields power to his older sister Aelia Pulcheria who reigns as regent and proclaimed herself empress (Augusta) of the Eastern Roman Empire.
  • 1636
    City of Providence, Rhode Island forms.
  • 1744
    The Treaty of Lancaster, in which the Iroquois ceded lands between the Allegheny Mountains and the Ohio River to the British colonies, is signed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
  • 1863
    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.
  • 1894
    The short-lived Republic of Hawaii is proclaimed by Sanford B. Dole.
  • 1946
    After 381 years of near-continuous colonial rule by various powers, the Philippines attains full independence from the United States.
  • 1950
    The first broadcast by Radio Free Europe.
  • 1951
    A court in Czechoslovakia sentences American journalist William N. Oatis to ten years in prison on a charge of espionage.
  • 1976
    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.
  • 2005
    The Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1.

Who were born on July 4?

  • 1330
    Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (d. 1367)
  • 1910
    Gloria Stuart, American actress (d. 2010)
  • 1931
    Sébastien Japrisot, French author, film director and screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1941
    Sam Farr, American politician
  • 1969
    Todd Marinovich, American football player
  • 1972
    Mike Knuble, Canadian hockey player
  • 1972
    Oleg Prudius, Ukrainian professional wrestler
  • 1972
    Stephen Giles, Canadian canoer
  • 1983
    Mattia Serafini, Italian footballer
  • 1985
    Kane Tenace, Australian rules footballer

Who died on July 4?

  • 1826
    Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States (b. 1743)
  • 1848
    François-René de Chateaubriand, French writer (b. 1768)
  • 1881
    Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish statesman (b. 1806)
  • 1938
    Otto Bauer, Austrian Social Democratic politician (b. 1881)
  • 1964
    Henry (Hank) Sylvern, American radio personality (b. 1908)
  • 1970
    Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, American industrialist (b. 1884)
  • 1986
    Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (b. 1899)
  • 1991
    Victor Chang, Australian physician (b. 1936)
  • 2003
    Barry White, American singer (b. 1944)
  • 2007
    Bill Pinkney, American singer and performer (b. 1925)

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