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.
1959: The short-lived 49-star U.S. flag debuts, six months and one day after the admission of Alaska in January 1959. The U.S. Flag Act calls for new flag designs to become official on the July 4 following admission of one or more new states. The flag lasted one year before it was replaced by the current 50-star flag due to the admission of Hawaii as the 50th state.
National Nuclear Security Administration
Harry How/Getty Images
Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel
Ian Waldie/Getty Images
Jason Kempin/Getty Images
Adele.com via CNN
Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images
It's easy to upload your photos and/or videos on News8000.com. Once you do, we'll share your upload with the community!
No email address was supplied by
To complete your registration on this site, please supply an address.
Please confirm or modify the email address to which you will have subscription offers sent.
For a more personalized experience, please supply the following optional information.