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
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.
City of Providence, Rhode Island forms.
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.
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.
The short-lived Republic of Hawaii is proclaimed by Sanford B. Dole.
After 381 years of near-continuous colonial rule by various powers, the Philippines attains full independence from the United States.
The first broadcast by Radio Free Europe.
A court in Czechoslovakia sentences American journalist William N. Oatis to ten years in prison on a charge of espionage.
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.
The Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1.
Who were born on July 4?
Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (d. 1367)
Gloria Stuart, American actress (d. 2010)
Sébastien Japrisot, French author, film director and screenwriter (d. 2003)
Sam Farr, American politician
Todd Marinovich, American football player
Mike Knuble, Canadian hockey player
Oleg Prudius, Ukrainian professional wrestler
Stephen Giles, Canadian canoer
Mattia Serafini, Italian footballer
Kane Tenace, Australian rules footballer
Who died on July 4?
Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States (b. 1743)
François-René de Chateaubriand, French writer (b. 1768)
Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish statesman (b. 1806)
Otto Bauer, Austrian Social Democratic politician (b. 1881)
Henry (Hank) Sylvern, American radio personality (b. 1908)
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, American industrialist (b. 1884)
Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (b. 1899)
Victor Chang, Australian physician (b. 1936)
Barry White, American singer (b. 1944)
Bill Pinkney, American singer and performer (b. 1925)
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