What Happened on July 4, 1826

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Past presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both die on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, President John Quincy Adams calls "visible and palpable remarks of Divine Favor"

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams

Famous Birthdays

  • Green Clay Smith, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Richmond, Kentucky (d. 1895)

Person of interestStephen Foster

Stephen Foster, American composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River), born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn Adams

John Adams, 2nd US President (1797-1801), dies at 90

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams

Person of interestThomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States(1801-09), dies at 83

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson