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.

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1862: Author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson created "Alice in Wonderland" for Alice P. Liddell. Three years later on July 4, 1865, the first edition of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" was released under Dodgson's pseudonym Lewis Carroll.

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