What Happened on July 4, 1826

Historical Events

United States Declaration of Independence

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"

Famous Birthdays

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

Stephen FosterStephen Foster (1826-1864)

American composer (Oh! Susanna; Swanee River; Beautiful Dreamer), born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania

Born in 1826

Famous Deaths

John AdamsJohn Adams (1735-1826)

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

1826 Highlights

About July 4, 1826

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 196 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer