Historical Events for 4th July 2024

1672 – States of Holland declares “Eternal Edict” void
1782 – William Petty becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain following the death of Charles Watson-Wentworth
1911 – Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh halts Ty Cobb’s 40-game hitting streak as Cobb goes 0 for 4 in a 7-3 win over Detroit Tigers at Bennett Park
1920 – The provisional government of Siberia’s Maritime Province agrees to hand over parts of the strategic oil- and coal-rich Sakhalin Islands to Japan
1942 – US air offensive against Nazi Germany begins
1942 – 1st American bombing missions over Nazi Germany-occupied Europe (WWII)
1953 – Imre Nagy succeeds Matyas Rákosi as premier of Hungary
1964 – Beachboys’ “I Get Around” reaches #1
1992 – John Phillips, rocker (Mamas and Papas), undergoes a liver transplant
2006 – Richard Branson sells Virgin Mobile to NTL for £962.4 million

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