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On this day: July 4

POSTED: 5:29 PM Jun 27 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jul 04 2014

The United States declares its independence, an "Iron Horse" retires, the Beach Boys hit No. 1 for the first time, and we lose three presidents, all on this day.

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2009: The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after eight years, due to security concerns following the World Trade Center attacks.

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