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
Ah simple Man! when a boy two precious jewels were given thee, Time, and good Advice; one thou hast lost, and the other thrown away.
— Benjamin Franklin,1743
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