July 4 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
US Independence Day
Puerto rico Bank/public Sector Holiday
Independence Day
United states Federal Holiday
Birthday of His Majesty King Tupou VI
Tonga Public Holiday
American Independence Day
Us virgin islands Observance
Queen Sonja's day
Norway Flag Day
Liberation Day
Rwanda Public Holiday

Historical Events on July 4

  • 1776: The Second Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence during the American Revolution.
  • 1778: Kaskasia is captured by American forces led by George Clark during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1802: The U.S Military Academy at West Point, New York opens its doors on this date.
  • 1803: The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the U.S public.
  • 1817: Construction on the Erie Canal starts in Rome, New York.
  • 1826: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both die on the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the U.S Declaration of Independence.
  • 1827: In New York State, slavery is officially abolished.
  • 1831: “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” is written by Samuel Francis Smith for the Boston 4th of July festivities.
  • 1838: The Iowa Territory is officially organized.
  • 1862: Lewis Carroll tells Alice Lidell a story. This story would grown into Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
  • 1863: At the end of the Siege of Vicksburg, Ulysses S. Grant takes Vicksburg, Mississippi.
  • 1863: The Confederate Army is drove back at the Battle of Helena in Arkansas.
  • 1863: After losing the Battle of Gettysburg, the Army of Northern Virginia pulls from the battlefield. This concludes the invasion of the North by the South.
  • 1892: In the city of San Diego in California, the first double-decked street car goes into service.
  • 1894: Sanford B. Dole proclaims the Republic of Hawaii.
  • 1941: Polish writers, artists and scientists are murdered by the Nazis in the Ukrainian city of Lviv.
  • 1941: The Great Choral Synagogue in Riga is burned to the ground during World War II. Three hundred Jews were locked in the basement at the time.

Famous Birthdays on July 4

  • American lawyer and 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge is born in 1872.
  • American General Ulysses S. Grant III is born in 1881.
  • American sculptor, engineer and cartoonist, Rube Goldberg is born in 1883.

Grandparents Day

Mabon

All Saints’ Day

Diwali

Cyber Monday

Christmas Eve

New Year’s Eve