On this day: July 4

Published On: Jun 27 2012 04:29:44 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 04 2016 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 - 2 Live Crew
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1990: 2 Live Crew releases the single "Banned in the U.S.A." The song's title is a reference to the decision in a court case that its album "As Nasty as They Wanna Be" was obscene. That decision would later be overturned on appeal.

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