The United States declares its independence, an "Iron Horse" retires, the Beach Boys hit No. 1 for the first time, and we lose three presidents, all on this day.
1939: Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, tells a crowd at Yankee Stadium on Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day that he considers himself "the luckiest man on the face of the Earth." Gehrig, who hadn't played in a game since April 30, 1939, had announced his retirement on June 21.
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