July 4 in History
1827July 4, 1827:
Slavery in the United States is eradicated.
1966July 4, 1966:
The British rock band, The Beatles is banned from the Philippines for insulting their first lady, Imelda Marcos.
- July 4, 1966:
Popular American rock group, The Lovin' Spoonful drops a song titled “summer in the city”.
1970July 4, 1970:
The international syndicated, independent song countdown radio program dubbed "American Top 40" premieres. It was created by Casey Kasem and Don Bustany on LA radio.
1986July 4, 1986:
Flotsam and Jetsam issue their first album called “Doomsday for the Deceiver”.
1988July 4, 1988:
Australian singer and actress, Kylie Minogue issues her first studio album titled “Kylie”.
1989July 4, 1989: Child actress, Drew Barrymore attempts to commit suicide at age 14. Her decision was due to her troubled lifestyle which includes drug use, partying and drinking.
2013July 4, 2013:
The 12th studio album by American rapper Jay Z titled “Magna Carta... Holy Grail” is released.
2020July 4, 2020:
American rapper and record producer, Kenye Omari West publicizes his 2020 presidential election campaign through Twitter.