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On this day: July 4

Published On: Jun 27 2012 04:29:44 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 04 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

A country is born -- and later expands, an "Iron Horse" retires, and we lose three presidents, all on this day.

July 4 OTD - Stephen Foster
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1826: Songwriter Stephen Foster, who wrote "Oh! Susanna", "Camptown Races" and "My Old Kentucky Home" among other songs, is born in Lawrenceville, Pa.

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