Wednesday, July 4, 2018
July IVth, MMXVIII
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
July IVth factoids:
I. The American Revolution occurs in MDCCLXXVI (1776), & America declares itself an independent nation.
II. The Purchase of Louisiana is revealed publicly in MDCCCIII (1803.)
III. Lou Gehrig announces his retirement from Major League Baseball (MLB) in MCMXXXIX (1939) due to getting ALS or "amytrophic lateral sclerosis" (also known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease") at Yankee Stadium.
IV. The crown of the Statue of Liberty reopens in MMIX (2009) after being closed for 8 years due to security worries related to the September XIth, MMI terrorist attacks.
The Third, Second, & Fifth US Presidents Died On July IVth & In That Order,
Source: The New York Yankees Of Major League Baseball (MLB) & Www.LouisianaPurchase.Ca & Www.Als.Ca & Www.Alsab.Ca & Www.Alsa.Org & Www.LouGehrig.Com