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Aside from the birth of America, lots of neat stuff in history has happened on this particular day. Stuff like; in the year 1054, A supernova, called SN 1054, is seen by Chinese Song dynasty, Arab, and possibly Amerindian observers near the star Zeta Tauri. For several months it remained bright enough to be seen during the day. Its remnants form the Crab Nebula!
In 1634 the city of Trois-Rivières is founded in New France. New France later became Canada, and Trois-Rivières later became Quebec!
In 1803 the Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people.
In 1826 Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, died. It was also the same day the second president of the United States, John Adams died. It was also the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence.
In 1831 Samuel Francis Smith writes "My Country, 'Tis of Thee"
In 1837 Grand Junction Railway, the world's first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool.
In 1845 Henry David Thoreau moves into a small cabin on Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau’s account of his two years there, Walden, became a cornerstone for the environmental movement.
In 1934 Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design that would later be used in the creation of the atomic bomb.
In 1947 The "Indian Independence Bill" is presented before the British House of Commons, proposing the independence of the Provinces of British India into two sovereign countries: India and Pakistan.
In 1951 William Shockley announces the invention of the junction transistor.
In 1960 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, almost ten and a half months later!
In 1976 The U.S. celebrated its Bicentennial.
In 1997 NASA's Pathfinder space probe landed on the surface of Mars.
In 2004 The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the World Trade Center site in New York City.
In 2012 The discovery of particles consistent with the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider is announced at CERN.
That's a lot of ins and stuff that happened on this particular day in history! Get out there and enjoy some FREEDOM!