On this day, July 4 …
1776: The Declaration of Independence is adopted by delegates to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
Also on this day:
- 1910: In what is billed as “The Fight of the Century,” black world heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson defeats white former champ James J. Jeffries in Reno, Nevada.
- 1929: Al Davis, longtime owner of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, is born in Massachusetts.
- 1930: George Steinbrenner, longtime owner of MLB’s New York Yankees, is born in Ohio.
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