This Day in History :: 04 July
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04 July 1861 : In a special session of 27th Congress Lincoln requests 400,000 troops
04 July 1845 : Henry David Thoreau moves into his shack on Walden Pond
04 July 1845 : Texas Congress votes for annexation to US
04 July 1836 : Wisconsin Territory forms
04 July 1832 : "America" 1st sung publicly
04 July 1829 : Cornerstone laid for 1st US mint (Chestnut & Juniper St, Philadelphia)
04 July 1828 : Construction begins on B&O (Baltimore-Ohio) 1st US passenger RR
04 July 1827 : Slavery abolished in New York
04 July 1819 : William Herschel makes last telescopic observation of 1819 comet
04 July 1817 : Construction on Erie Canal begins
04 July 1810 : French troops occupy Amsterdam
04 July 1802 : US Military Academy officially opens (West Point, NY)
04 July 1796 : 1st Independence Day celebration is held
04 July 1789 : 1st US tariff act
04 July 1779 : French fleet occupies Grenada









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