On this day: July 4

POSTED: 02:29 PM PDT Jun 27, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 03, 2016 

The United States declares its independence, an "Iron Horse" retires, the Beach Boys hit No. 1 for the first time, and we lose three presidents, all on this day.

July 4 OTD - 2 Live Crew
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1990: 2 Live Crew releases the single "Banned in the U.S.A." The song's title is a reference to the decision in a court case that its album "As Nasty as They Wanna Be" was obscene. That decision would later be overturned on appeal.


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