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.
1918: Twin sisters Pauline Esther Friedman (left) and Esther Pauline Friedman (right) are born in Sioux City, Iowa. The two would become famous as advice columnists, using the pen names Abigail Van Buren (aka "Dear Abby") and Ann Landers, respectively.
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