11 things that happened this day in History - 4th July

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1776 - The U.S. declares independence from Great Britain

2. 1862 - Lewis Carroll first tells the story of Alice's Adventures Underground

3. 1884 - The Statue of Liberty is presented to the United States in Paris

4. 1954 - Fourteen years of food rationing in Britain is over as restrictions on the sale and purchase of meat are lifted

5. 1960 - A 50th star is added to the American flag to represent the new state of Hawaii

6. 1968 - Round-the-world yachtsman Alec Rose receives a hero's welcome as he sails into Portsmouth after his 354-day trip

7. 1976 - In a dramatic raid, Israeli commandos fly to Uganda to save 100 hostages held by pro-Palestinian hijackers at Entebbe airport

8. 1977 - Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty is sacked by the club

9. 1995 - UK Prime Minister John Major wins his battle to remain leader of the Conservative party

10. 1999 - Pete Sampras wins in three straight sets, beating Andre Agassi for his sixth Men's Wimbledon title in seven years and beating the previous record of Bjorn Borg

11. 2010 - George Michael is arrested 'on suspicion of being unfit to drive', after police received reports of a car that had crashed into a building in north London

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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