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.
2005: Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram, best known for his 15-year tenure with the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs of the AFL and NFL, dies from complications due to diabetes at the age of 82 in Covington, Louisiana. Stram won three AFL Championships (more than any other coach in the league's history) and Super Bowl IV with the Chiefs.
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