Holiday commemorating the formal adoption by the Second Continental Congress of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne ( The Scarlet Letter) born in Salem, Massachusetts.
Song writer Stephen Foster (My Old Kentucky Home) born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania.
Henry David Thoreau moved into his cabin on Walden Pond.
The first edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass was printed.
English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson tells a tale to little girl named Alice Lidell about a little girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole.
He later publishes the work as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.
Thirtyth President of the US, Calvin Coolidge born in Plymouth, Vermont.
Cartoonist Rube Goldberg born in San Francisco.
Famous for drawing inventions that make simple tasks outrageously difficult.
Buffalo Bill Cody puts on the first Wild West Show in North Platte, Nebraska.
Statue of Liberty presented to United States in Paris.
Judge Sanford B. Dole declared Hawaii a republic.
Jack Johnson beats the heavyweight champion of the world, Jim Jeffries (The Great White Hope).
James Joyce married Nora Barnacle in London after living together for 26 years.
Singer/songwriter Bill Withers (Ain't No Sunshine) born in Slab Fork, West Virginia.
New York Yankee Lou Gehrig retires from baseball with his emotional "Luckiest Man" speech.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Messidor 16 Tabac