The comings and goings on July 4th over the years – recorded in a snippet

1761 – the English novelist, Samuel Richardson and author of ‘Pamela’ and ‘Clarissa’ passes away at Parson’s Green, Middlesex.

1776 – America’s Declaration of Independence adopted – more of this later.

1829 – in England the first regular scheduled bus service was introduced in London by George Shillibeer

1900 – Louis Armstrong entered this world as he was born in New Orleans – now, where else could he have entered this world?

1928 – balancing male and female arrivals – on this Wednesday one Gina Lollobrigida was born in Subiaco, Italy

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