Momentous events in history: July 4, 2018

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On this day, July 4 – the most interesting thing that has happened in Ukraine and the world!

Holidays:

Day forensic expert of Ukraine.

The US independence day.

Birthday of Queen Sonja of Norway.

Holiday Testera.

The day of remembrance of the genocide of the Jewish people during the Second world war.

The celebration in honor of the finding of the relics of St. Maxim the Greek.

Story:

1776 Signed the Declaration of independence.

1865 came the first edition of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s adventures in Wonderland”.

1874 Built the first bridge across the Mississippi.

1900 From Kronstadt in search of the mythical Sannikov Land came the expedition of Eduard toll.

1948 the clash in the skies above the Northwood to the North of London Douglas DC-6 of Scandinavian airlines and the Avro York in Royal air force . Killing all 39 passengers and crew members of both aircraft — the largest clash in the skies of the UK.

2004 Greece for the first time became the champion of Europe on football.

2005 the Shell of the expedition made a Deep Impact collision with comet Tempel 1.

2012 Officially announced the discovery at CERN of a new particle with properties similar to the predicted Higgs boson.

Born on this day:

1790 George Everest, British geographer and surveyor, whose name is the highest peak in the world.

1872 Calvin Coolidge, 30th U.S. President (1923-1929), statesman and politician.

1927 Gina Lollobrigida, Italian actress, Chevalier of the Legion of honor.

1927 Neil Simon, American playwright and screenwriter.

1952 Alvaro Uribe, President of Colombia (2002-2010).

1957 Dmitry Nazarov, a Soviet and Russian actor.

1992 – Irina Varvynets, Ukrainian biathlete, multiple winner and champion of world and European Championships among juniors, the champion and prize-winner of the European Championships and Universiade.

Died:

1826 John Adams, 2nd U.S. President (1797-1801), American politician and statesman.

1826 Thomas Jefferson, 3rd U.S. President (1801-1809), author of the Declaration of independence.

1831 James Monroe, 5th US President (1817-1825), American statesman and diplomat.

1934, Maria Sklodowska-Curie, French physicist and chemist, twice Nobel laureate.

2000 Yuri hoy, a Soviet rock musician, leader of group “Gaza strip”.

Birthday:

Alex, George, Ivan, Maxim, Nikita, Pavel, Fyodor.