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.
1938: Singer-songwriter Bill Withers, known for hits such as "Lean on Me," "Ain't No Sunshine," "Use Me," "Just the Two of Us" and "Lovely Day," is born in Slab Fork, West Virginia.
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