This Day in History

July 4, 1776

The United States Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming independence from Great Britain.

July 4, 1826

Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and John Adams die within five hours of each other, both of natural causes.

July 4, 1997

After traveling 120 million miles in seven months, NASA’s Mars Pathfinder makes a safe landing on planet Mars.


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