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July 04, 2014

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Today is Friday July 04, 2014
180 day of 2014, 175  remaining

Sunrise: 5:53am
Sunset:  8:35pm
14hours and 41 minutes of daylight today
Moonrise: 12:46 p.m.
Moonset:  12:08 a..m.   

Special Celebrations today:

Today is  Independence Day,  B.B.Q. Spare ribs Day,Country Music Day, Caesar Salad Day and Sidewalk egg frying Day.

On this day in...

1776: The amended Declaration of Independence was approved and signed by John Hancock.

1817: Construction began on the Erie Canal, to connect Lake Erie and the Hudson River.

1886: The first rodeo in America was held at Prescott, Az.

1959: The 49-star U.S. flag was debuted and in the following year the 50-star flag took it's place.

1966: U.S. President Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act.

1997: The Mars Pathfinder spacecraft landed on Mars.

2004: The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower was laid on the former site of the World Trade Center in New York City.

2009: The Statue of Liberty's crown reopened to visitors. It had been closed since 2001.

If today is your birthday, you share it with:

Calvin Coolidge
Rube Goldberg
Mitch Miller
Ann Landers
Abigale Van Buren
Neil Simon
All Davis
Bill Withers
Geraldo Rivera

Tags: Daily Almanac/tides