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10 Other Reasons to Celebrate the Fourth of July

10 Other Reasons to Celebrate the Fourth of July

Traditionally, we celebrate the Fourth of July in honor of the foundation of this country. But the signing of the Declaration of Independence wasn't the only awesome thing that happened on this day. Break out the fireworks, beer and red meat, because here are 10 other reasons to celebrate the Fourth of July.

1855--The first edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass is published.

10 Other Reasons to Celebrate the Fourth of July

1865--The first edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is published.

10 Other Reasons to Celebrate the Fourth of July

1884--Buffalo Bill Cody stages first Wild West Show.

10 Other Reasons to Celebrate the Fourth of July

 

1933--Work on Oakland Bay Bridge Begins

10 Other Reasons to Celebrate the Fourth of July

1939--The New York Yankees retire their first uniform. Their pick? Lou Gehrig, #4.

10 Other Reasons to Celebrate the Fourth of July

1964--The Beach Boys' "I Get Around" reaches #1.

 

1969--"Give Peace a Chance" by The Plastic Ono Band is released in the UK.

1970-- "American Top 40" with Casey Kasem premieres in LA.

1975--Mr. and Mrs. Conehead get married.

 

1980--Nolan Ryan strikes out 3,000.

10 Other Reasons to Celebrate the Fourth of July

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