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 - Bogart and Bacall
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1961: Actress Lauren Bacall marries actor Jason Robards four years after the death of her first husband, Humphrey Bogart, seen here with Bacall in her film debut, 1944's "To Have and Have Not."

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