July 4, 2024

1776 – The United States Declaration of Independence is published to the public by the Second Continental Congress.

1976 – The U.S. celebrates its Bicentennial.
Israeli commandos execute Operation Thunderbolt, raiding Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing all but 4 of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by Palestinian terrorists, suffering only 1 casualty, the commander of the force, Yonatan Netanyahu.

July 2, 2024

1776 – The Second Continental Congress passes the “Lee Resolution for  Independence” declaring that the Thirteen United Colonies were free and independent States, separate from the British Empire.