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On this day: July 4

POSTED: 2:29 PM Jun 27 2012   UPDATED: 11:00 PM Jul 03 2013

A country is born -- and later expands, an "Iron Horse" retires, and we lose three presidents, all on this day.

July 4 OTD - Declaration of Independence
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U.S. National Archives

1776: The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress.