Historical Events for 4th July 2018

1802 – The 1st US Military Academy at West Point opens
1910 – The US Congress pass the Mann-Elkins Act, an important piece of railroad reform legislation
1942 – US air offensive against nazi-Germany begins
1956 – US most intense rain fall (1.23″ in 1 minute) at Unionville Maryland
1958 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: In an all-Australian final Ashley Cooper wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating Neale Fraser 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 13-11
1966 – LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act
1969 – The Ohio Fireworks Derecho kills 18 Ohioans and destroys over 100 boats on Lake Erie.
1982 – Yankees bat out of order against Indians in 1st inning
1989 – 14 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide
2001 – In a world record fee for a soccer goalkeeper, Juventus signed Parma’s Gianluigi Buffon in a £32.5m deal including midfielder Jonathan Bachini

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