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On This Day

July 4

Independence Day

1817 Erie Canal starts being built

1826 Thomas Jefferson & John Adams 2nd & 3rd president of the US pass away

1995 Foo Fighters release their self titled debut LP

1997 Pathfinder lands on Mars

1999 David Beckham weds Victoria Beckham

1987 At The Great American Bash War Games take place

2004 Greece shock the world by beating Portugal 1 nil for the EURO Cup

Happy Birthday

1930 George Steinbrenner owner of The New York Yankees

1943 Alan Wilson musician in the band Canned Heat, part of the 27 club

1948 Jeremy Spencer musician in Fleetwood Mac

1954 Morganna The Kissing Bandit

1958 Kirk Pengilly in the band INXS

1960 Barry Windham Wrestler

1971 Andy Creeggan in the band Barenaked Ladies

1983 Isabeli Fontana model actress