Historical Events In July - 04
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
1982 On July - 04 sylvestre A Guzman Fernandez, pres Dominican Rep, commits suicide
1983 On this day in history claus Adam, composer, dies at 65
1985 On July - 04 tinker Bell's nightly flight begins
1985 On this day in history john de Quay, Dutch premier (1959-63), dies at 83
1986 On July - 04 flor Peeters, Flemish baron/organist/composer, dies at 83
1987 Discovery moves to Launch Pad 39B for STS-26 mission on July - 04.
1987 Martina Navratilova wins 6th straight Wimbeldon defeats Steffi Graf on July - 04.
1987 Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" convicted by a French court on July - 04.
1988 On this day in history steffan Edberg beats Boris Becker for Wimbeldon crown
1988 Adrian Adonis, [Keith Franke], WWF wrestler, killed in auto accident on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history federal PC cabinet minister Bernard Valcourt injured while motorcycling; later charged with impaired driving and dropped from the cabinet.
1990 On July - 04 2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner & Gettysburg Address
1991 In Timor two events measuring 6.5 about 2.5 seconds apart. Twenty-three people killed, 181 injured, at least 5,400 left homeless on July - 04.
1997 Web surfers viewed the first-ever photos of the surface of Mars, transmitted by the Sojourner, a roving robot deposited by the Mars Pathfinder, an unmanned spacecraft on this day in history.
2005 On July - 04 nASA's "Copper bullet" from Deep Impact spacecraft hits Comet Tempel 1, creating a crater for scientific studies.
2005 Violent G8 demonstrations occur in Gleneagles, Scotland on this day in history.
2007 After being held for 114 days, Alan Johnston was finally freed on July - 04.
2007 On this day in history sochi is elected as the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics, during the 119th International Olympic Committee Session in Guatemala City.
2007 The 50-star U.S. flag becomes the longest-flying American flag, replacing the 48-star flag that flew from 1912 to 1959 on this day in history.
2009 e atue of Liberty's crown reopens to e public after 8 years, due to security reasons following e World Trade Center attacks on this day in history.
2012 On July - 04 cERN announces the discovery of a new particle with properties consistent with the Higgs boson after experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.
2013 12 people are killed and 60 are injured in a wave of shootings across Chicago on July - 04.
2014 Rolf Harris is sentenced to 5 years and 9 months for indecently assaulting female minors on July - 04.
2017 On this day in history world champion Peter Sagan disqualified from Tour de France for a dangerous act while cycling during stage four
2017 On July - 04 north Korea tests first successful intercontinental ballistic missile into Sea of Japan
2017 On July - 04 russia and China urge North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear programs after it successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile.
2018 On this day in history hong Kong'stop court rules same-sex couples entitled to equal visa rights in landmark case
2018 Wildfire in Yolo county, California, grows to 82,700 acres with 2,800 fire fighters battling the blaze on July - 04.
2018 On this day in history chinese technology company Baidu announces it has begun mass production of self-driving buses, the 14-seat Apolong
2019 US President Donald Trump holds a â€śSalute to Americaâ€ť Fourth of July celebration in Washington, D.C., controversial for its emphasis on the military and presence of tanks on July - 04.
2019 On this day in history russian President Vladmir Putin meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican