On this day: July 4

Published: Jun 27 2012 05:29:44 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 04 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

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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2009: The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after eight years, due to security concerns following the World Trade Center attacks.

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