This Day in History: 4 July


1120 – Jordan II of Capua is anointed as prince after his infant nephew’s death.
1534 Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye.
1652 Prince of Condé starts blood bath in Paris
1776 – US Congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain

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1799 F J Oscar I, King of Sweden/Norway (1844-59)


965 Pope Benedict V, Italian Roman Catholic Pope (b. unknown)
973 Ulrich of Augsburg, German bishop (b. 890)
1187 Reinoud van Châtillon, French prince of Antioch, dies
1301 Willem II Berthout van Mechelen, bishop of Utrecht, dies in battle
1307 Rudolf III, Duke of Austria/King of Bohemia dies
1336 Elisabeth van Portugal, queen of Portugal/saint, dies at about 65
1551 – Gregory Cromwell, 1st Baron Cromwell, English politician – son of Thomas Cromwell
1826 – John Adams, American politician, 2nd President of the United States
1826 – Thomas Jefferson, American lawyer, architect, and politician, 3rd President of the United States
1831 – James Monroe, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th President of the United States

John Adams

John Adams


Thomas Jefferson


James Monroe

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