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From the Presidential Libraries:

Gerald R. Ford walks with Darrell Johnson, manager of the Boston Red Sox, and George “Sparky” Anderson, manager of the Cincinnati Reds, before the start of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 7/13/76.
-from the Ford Library 

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From the Presidential Libraries:

Gerald R. Ford walks with Darrell Johnson, manager of the Boston Red Sox, and George “Sparky” Anderson, manager of the Cincinnati Reds, before the start of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 7/13/76.

-from the Ford Library 

Today in 1804, Aaron Burr fatally shot founding father Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Hamilton died the next day:

Image description: Today in 1776, the Liberty Bell rang for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. 

Image description: Today in 1776, the Liberty Bell rang for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. 

Image description: Our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, was written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 to commemorate the victory of the United States against Great Britain. In 1931, after more than 40 bills, Congress officially declared that The Star Spangled Banner as the national anthem of the United States. Photo from the Library of Congress

Image description: Our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, was written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 to commemorate the victory of the United States against Great Britain. In 1931, after more than 40 bills, Congress officially declared that The Star Spangled Banner as the national anthem of the United States.

Photo from the Library of Congress

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From the National Archives:

Spending the Fourth of July with us? Inspired by a certain celebrity group shot at the Oscars, we invite you to post a #ColonialSelfie on Twitter! 

While out enjoying your Fourth of July, snap a picture with a Founding Father and show us on Twitter. If you don’t run into Thomas Jefferson or Benjamin Franklin, be creative; your #ColonialSelfie can be with anything that was in fashion in 1776! 

Don’t forget to use the #ColonialSelfie hashtag, and send it to us on Twitter at @USNatArchives.

To find out more about July 4 at the National Archives