On this day: July 4

POSTED: 04:29 PM CDT Jun 27, 2012    UPDATED: 01:00 AM CDT Jul 04, 2014 
Second Continental Congress, U.S. Declaration of Independence

The United States declares its independence, an "Iron Horse" retires, the Beach Boys hit No. 1 for the first time, and we lose three presidents, all on this day.