July 4, 1776: American Revolution: The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress.
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July 3, 2011
July 3, 1981: First mention in the New York Times of a disease that would later be called AIDS.
July 2, 2011
July 2, 1962: The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.
July 1, 2011
July 1, 1870: The United States Department of Justice formally comes into existence.
June 30, 2011
June 30, 1953: The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
June 29, 2011
June 29, 1972: The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the case of Furman v. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
June 28, 2011
June 28, 1894: Labor Day becomes an official U.S. holiday
June 27, 2011
June 27, 1967: The world’s first ATM is installed in Enfield, England.
June 26, 2011
June 26, 1870: The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States