Today in History, English
Today in History, English

76471July 4Death2013 – Bernie Nolan, Irish singer and actress (The Nolans) (b. 1960)
76472July 4Death2014 – Alan Alan, English escapologist and magician (b. 1926)
76473July 4Death2014 – Giorgio Faletti, Italian author, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1950)
76474July 4Death2014 – C. J. Henderson, American author and critic (b. 1951)
76475July 4Death2014 – Earl Robinson, American baseball player (b. 1936)
76476July 4Death2014 – Richard Mellon Scaife, American businessman (b. 1932)
76477July 4Death2015 – Nedelcho Beronov, Bulgarian judge and politician (b. 1928)
76478July 4Death2015 – Carlo de Gavardo, Chilean motorcycle racer (b. 1969)
76479July 4Death2015 – William Conrad Gibbons, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1926)
76480July 4Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Andrew of CreteBertha of ArtoisBlessed Catherine JarrigeBlessed Pier Giorgio FrassatiElizabeth of AragonOda of CanterburyUlrich of AugsburgJuly 4 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
76481July 4Holiday and observanceIndependence Day (Abkhazia)
76482July 4Holiday and observanceIndependence Day, celebrates the Declaration of Independence of the United States from Great Britain in 1776. (United States and its dependencies)
76483July 4Holiday and observanceLiberation Day (Northern Mariana Islands)
76484July 4Holiday and observanceLiberation Day (Rwanda)
76485July 4Holiday and observanceRepublic Day (Philippines)
76486July 5Event328 – The official opening of Constantine's Bridge built over the Danube between Sucidava (Corabia, Romania) and Oescus (Gigen, Bulgaria) by the Roman architect Theophilus Patricius
76487July 5Event1295 – Scotland and France form an alliance, the so-called "Auld Alliance", against England.
76488July 5Event1316 – The Burgundian and Majorcan claimants of the Principality of Achaea meet in the Battle of Manolada
76489July 5Event1594 – Portuguese forces under the command of Pedro Lopes de Sousa begin an unsuccessful invasion of the Kingdom of Kandy during the Campaign of Danture in Sri Lanka.
76490July 5Event1610 – John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.
76491July 5Event1687 – Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
76492July 5Event1770 – The Battle of Chesma between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire begins.
76493July 5Event1775 – The Second Continental Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
76494July 5Event1803 – The Convention of Artlenburg is signed, leading to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).
76495July 5Event1807 – In Buenos Aires the local militias repel the British soldiers within the Second English Invasion.
76496July 5Event1809 – The largest battle of the Napoleonic Wars, the Battle of Wagram is fought between the French and Austrian Empires.
76497July 5Event1811 – Venezuela declares independence from Spain.
76498July 5Event1813 – War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York commence.
76499July 5Event1814 – War of 1812: Battle of Chippawa: American Major General Jacob Brown defeats British General Phineas Riall at Chippawa, Ontario.
76500July 5Event1833 – Lê Văn Khôi along with 27 soldiers stage a mutiny taking over the Phiên An citadel, developing into the Lê Văn Khôi revolt against Emperor Minh Mạng.

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