Today in the Revolution ...
Citizens of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, declare independence from Britain.
Birthday of ...
Dolley Dandridge Payne Madison, who marries James Madison and becomes first lady (1809-17). Age on 4 July 1776: 8.
POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACK
Hear no ill of a Friend, nor speak any of an Enemy.
— Benjamin Franklin,1739