33 Overlooked Events That Also Happened on the 4th of July

This list compiles lesser-known historical events that occurred on the Fourth of July but are unrelated to the holiday, from massacres to patents to elections to the births and deaths of influential figures.

Every Independence Day, Americans raise their glasses and light fireworks in celebration of freedom, but July 4th isn’t just the day the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Many other historical events have gone down on the 4th of July, only to be overshadowed by this most patriotic holiday. Read the full list on Ranker