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July 4
On This Day: July 4

Neil Simon

Born: July 4, 1927

Age: 85 years old
Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Playwright

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131 years ago
Booker T. Washington opens the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, the first school of higher learning for African Americans in the United States. >>

30 years ago
English rocker Ozzy Osbourne marries Sharon Arden, his manager. The eccentric celeb couple eventually star in their own reality show with their children. >> >>

46 years ago
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Freedom of Information Act, guaranteeing access to data held by the state. >>

Born On This Day
Neil Simon
Born: July 4, 1927
Age: 85 years old
Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Playwright
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Michael Milken
Born: July 4, 1946

Age: 66 years old
Birthplace: Encino, CA, United States
Occupation: Business Leader, White Collar Criminal
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George Steinbrenner
Born: July 4, 1930
Died: July 13, 2010
Age: 80 years old
Birthplace: Rocky River, OH, United States
Occupation: Yankees Owner, Business Leader
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Died On This Day
Thomas Jefferson
Died: July 4, 1826
Age: 83 years old
Place: Monticello, VA, United States
Occupation: U.S. President
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William Byrd
Died: July 4, 1623
Age: 80 years old
Place: Stondon Massey, England
Occupation: Songwriter
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Bob Ross
Died: July 4, 1995
Age: 52 years old
Place: New Smyrna Beach, FL, United States
Occupation: Painter, Television Personality
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