Archive for July 4th, 2012

FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER AND ACTOR DEAD AT 72

Ben-Davidson CARD
Topps football card, 1967

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Benjamin Earl "Ben" Davidson
(June 14, 1940 – July 3, 2012)

Ben Davidson, a fierce defensive end for the Oakland Raiders of the
1960s who later worked as an actor and TV pitchman for Miller Lite beer,
died Monday from prostate cancer. His former Raiders coach, John
Madden,
made the announcement on his KCBS morning radio show
in San Francisco.

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U.S. FLAG STAMPS ISSUED ON THIS DAY

4 cent stamp
The 4-cent, 48- star U.S. flag stamp issued July 4,1957

4 cent 49 star flag stamp
The 49-star flag 4 –cent stamp

4 cent 50 star flag
A 50-star flag 4-cent stamp

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THE BIRTH OF AMERICA

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The Declaration of Independence was ultimately a formal explanation of why the Continental Congress had voted on July 2 to declare independence from Great
Britain, more than a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The Independence Day of the United States of America is celebrated on July 4, the day Congress approved the wording of the Declaration.

After ratifying the text on July 4, Congress issued the Declaration of Independence
in several forms. It was initially published as a printed poster that was widely
distributed and read to the public. The most famous version of the Declaration, a
signed copy that is usually regarded as the Declaration of Independence, is
displayed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Although the wording of the Declaration was approved on July 4, the date of its signing was August 2. The
original July 4 United States Declaration of Independence manuscript was lost
while all other copies have been derived from this original document

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Yale University’s copy of the Dunlap broadside. The Dunlap broadsides
were the first published copies of the Declaration of Independence,
printed on the night of July 4, 1776. It is unknown exactly how many
broadsides were originally printed.

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The Declaration of Independence is displayed in the National Archives

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HOLIDAY ~

 vintage 4th postcard

          

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EVA MARIE SAINT TURNED 88 TODAY

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Eva Marie Saint 2012

The career of Eva Marie Saint spans seven decades, starring in films,
on Broadway, and television. She won an Academy Award for Best 
Supporting Actress
for her performance in the film On the Waterfront 
(1954), and later starred in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller North by
Northwest
(1959). Saint received Golden Globe and BAFTA award
nominations for the drama film A Hatful of Rain (1957) and won an
Emmy Award for the television miniseries People Like Us (1990). Her
film career also includes roles in Exodus (1960), and
Superman
Returns (2006).

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Marlon Brando & Eva Marie Saint, “On the Waterfront”

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Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint in "North by Northwest"

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