THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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To­day is Tues­day, July 4, the 185th day of 2017. There are 180 days left in the year. This is In­de­pen­dence Day.

IN THE NA­TION

1802: The U.S. Mil­i­tary Academy of­fi­cially opened at West Point, N.Y. 1826: 50 years to the day af­ter the Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence was adopted, for­mer Pres­i­dents John Adams and Thomas Jef­fer­son both died.

1939: Lou Gehrig of the New York Yan­kees de­liv­ered his fa­mous farewell speech in which he called him­self “the luck­i­est man on the face of the Earth.”

IN THE WORLD

1987: Klaus Bar­bie, the for­mer Gestapo chief known as the “Butcher of Lyon,” was con­victed by a French court of crimes against hu­man­ity and sen­tenced to life in prison (he died in Septem­ber 1991).

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

Ac­tress Eva Marie Saint is 93. Ac­tress Gina Lol­lo­b­rigida is 90. Play­wright Neil Si­mon is 90. Broad­cast jour­nal­ist Ger­aldo Rivera is 74. In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Hall of Famer Pam Shriver is 55. Malia Obama is 19.

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