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.
1934: Boxer Joe Louis wins his first professional fight, knocking out Jack Kracken in the first round of their match in Chicago, Illinois.
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