On this day: July 4

Published On: Jun 27 2012 04:29:44 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 04 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

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.

July 4 OTD - Statue of Liberty today
1 / 48
Eldar Kamalov/Wikimedia Commons

2009: The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after eight years, due to security concerns following the World Trade Center attacks.

Upload Photos / Videos