July 04, 2014
Today is Friday July 04, 2014
180 day of 2014, 175 remaining
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:
Abigale Van Buren
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