This Day in History :: 04 July
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04 July 1882 : Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in San Francisco
04 July 1881 : Booker T Washington establishes Tuskegee Institute (Alabama)
04 July 1879 : Africaner Union forms by Rev SJ du Toit at Cape colony
04 July 1879 : Battle at Rorkes Drift: Britain ends attack on Zulus
04 July 1876 : 1st public exhibition of electric light in San Francisco
04 July 1876 : Batholdi visits Bedloe Island, future home of his Statue of Liberty
04 July 1875 : White Democrats kill several blacks in terrorist attacks in Vicksburg
04 July 1873 : Aquarium opens in Woodward Gardens
04 July 1868 : Battle at Ueno: last Tokugawa armies defeated
04 July 1865 : 1st edition of "Alice in Wonderland" is published
04 July 1863 : Boise, Idaho founded (now capital of Idaho)
04 July 1863 : Failed Confederate assault on Helena Arkansas (640 casualties)
04 July 1863 : Skirmish at Smithburg, Tennessee
04 July 1863 : Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Union forces
04 July 1862 : Lewis Carroll creates Alice in Wonderland for Alice P Liddell









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