4th July

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1995 John Major re-elected leader of the Conservatives John Major is re-elected as leader of the Conservative Party having resigned to test the extent of his support amongst MPs.
1969 Rolling Stones release the Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Women".
1969 Ann Jones wins Wimbledon British tennis player Ann Jones wins the Wimbledon women's singles title after defeating American Billie Jean King.
1968 Alec Rose completes round the world journey Yachtsman Alec Rose completes his single-handed voyage around the world in his ship, Lively Lady.
1946 Philippines gains independence The Philippines is granted its independence by the United States.
1934 Marie Curie dies Marie Curie dies in Haute-Savoie, France, from aplastic anemia most likely caused by exposure to radiation.
1872 US Presidents - 30th Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States, is born.
1831 US Presidents - 5th James Monroe, the 5th president of the United States, dies at the age of 73.
1826 US Presidents - 3rd Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd president of the United States, dies.
1826 John Adams dies The second president John Adams, dies.
1776 US declares its independence The Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence.
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