America formally declares its independence, the U.S. Census is born, a president dies, JFK becomes a hero, and a young Robert Zimmerman changes his name, all on this day.
1990: Iraq invades Kuwait. Within two days of intense combat, most of the Kuwaiti Armed Forces were either overrun by the Iraqi Republican Guard or had escaped to neighboring Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. The invasion would eventually lead to the Gulf War.
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