July 04

This Day in History

2002

Elephant Gets Dental Caps on Tusks

After a 3.5 hour operation in which dentists fitted a pachyderm's tusks with 50-centimetre-long stainless steel dental caps, elephant Spike broke the world record for largest dental caps on this day … (more...)

1971

Koko the Gorilla Born, Learns Sign Language

On this day in 1971, Koko the sign-language gorilla was born. The day also commemorates the United States of America's Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom on 4 July 1776. Independence … (more...)

1918

100th Anniversary of The Battle of Hamel WWI

Today marks the 100th Anniversary of The Battle of Hamel WWI – 04/07/1918 The Battle of Hamel (4 July 1918) was a successful attack by the Australian Army and US Army infantry, supported by British … (more...)

1776

United States declares independence

After a decade of economic conflict with Great Britain, the 13 colonies answer King George III's flat refusal of political reform with a call for revolution. On July 4, 1776, more than 14 months after … (more...)