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.

OTD July 4 - Marie Curie
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1934: Marie Curie, the Polish-born French physicist twice awarded the Nobel Prize for her work on radioactivity, dies at age 66 in Passy, Haute-Savoie, France, due to aplastic anemia brought on by her years of exposure to radiation.

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