4 July It Happened Today

1807  Death of Italian soldier Guiseppe Garibaldi.

1826  Death of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, two of the men responsible for drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

1848  The Communist Manifesto is published.

1881  The outlaw known as Billy the Kid is shot dead by lawman Pat Garrett.

1900  Birth of American jazz musician Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong.

1934  Death of Polish scientist Marie Curie, winner of two Nobel Prizes and discovered the element radium.

1976  Israeli commandos release hostages being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda.

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