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    Why is that frog with the fantasy axe bound to his leg harassing that lizard, and why doesn't the lizard just lie back and enjoy it?
    It might be a horny toad ...

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    July 4


    1712
    12 slaves are executed for starting an uprising in New York that killed nine whites.

    1776
    The amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson, is approved and signed by John Hancock--President of the Continental Congress--and Charles Thomson, Congress secretary. The state of New York abstains from signing.

    1817
    Construction begins on the Erie Canal, to connect Lake Erie and the Hudson River.

    1826
    Two of America's founding fathers--Thomas Jefferson and John Adams--die.

    1831
    The fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, dies at the age of 73.

    1855
    Walt Whitman publishes the first edition of Leaves of Grass at his own expense.

    1861
    Union and Confederate forces skirmish at Harpers Ferry.

    1862
    Charles Dodgson first tells the story of Alice's adventures down the rabbit hole during a picnic along the Thames.

    1863
    The Confederate town of Vicksburg, Mississippi, surrenders to General Ulysses S. Grant.

    1881
    Billy the Kid is shot dead in New Mexico.

    1895
    The poem America the Beautiful is first published.

    1910
    Race riots break out all over the United States after African American Jack Johnson knocks out Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match.

    1931
    Novelist James Joyce and Nora Barnacle are married in London after being together for 26 years.

    1934
    Boxer Joe Louis wins his first professional fight.

    1976
    An Israeli raid at Entebbe airport in Uganda rescues 105 hostages.

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