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On this day: August 2

POSTED: 4:10 PM Aug 01 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Aug 02 2015

America formally declares its independence, the U.S. Census is born, a president dies, JFK becomes a hero, and a young Robert Zimmerman changes his name, all on this day.

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2010: Actress Lindsay Lohan is released from a Los Angeles jail after serving 14 days of a 90-day sentence for violating her probation in a 2007 drug case.

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