On This Day in History

for Saturday 4th July, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 265

1776 - US Congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain
1785 - James Hutton, geologist, publicly reads an abstract of his theory of uniformitarianism for the first time at the meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
1803 - The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people.
1838 - Huskar Colliery Mining Disaster in Silkstone England: Mining pit floods during a rainstorm drowning 26 children, leads to the 1842 commission on the employment of children and women in mines which resulted in the banning of female and child labour underground
1934 - Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 228

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 18

1925 - American writer ("Gone with the Wind") Margaret Mitchell (24) marries 2nd husband John Marsh (29)
1931 - Irish writer (Ulysses) James Joyce and Nora Barnacle finally marry in London registry office after meeting in 1904.
1973 - British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles (33) weds Camilla Rosemary Shand (26) at Guards Chapel in Birdcage Walk in London, England
1974 - Singer Barry White (29) weds R&B singer Glodean James at a private ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada
1982 - Ex Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (33) weds TV host Sharon Arden (29) in Maui, Hawaii

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 145

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 220


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