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July 4, 1776: American Revolution: The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress.

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July 3, 1981: First mention in the New York Times of a disease that would later be called AIDS.

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June 29, 1972: The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the case of Furman v. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

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June 26, 1870: The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States  

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June 25, 1876: Battle of Little Big Horn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer

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