July 4: Independence Day
July 4 is…
…The day the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence
…The day work began on the Erie Canal
…The day Lewis Carroll told Alice a story
…The “Fight of the Century” took place and Lou Gehrig retired from baseball
…The day the Higgs Boson was discovered
…The birthday of Koko the Gorilla, “Queen of Mean” Leona Helmsley, cartoonist Rube Goldberg, gangster Meyer Lansky, actress Gina Lollobrigida, and President Calvin Coolidge
…The day Presidents Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Monroe died
…and a whole lot more!
A perfect birthday present or anniversary gift, “The Story of a Special Day” will make anyone feel special on his or her very special occasion. And if you’re a history enthusiast, a fan of actors or sports figures, or just interested in knowing more about the world around you, “The Story of a Special Day” makes a great addition to your bookshelf or e-reader device!