June 27, 1923: Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane.
June 28, 1776: Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to Continental Congress.
June 29, 1927: 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii.
June 30, 1974: Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to the West.
July 1, 1898: Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill.
July 2, 1881: US President James Garfield shot by Charles J. Guiteau, a disappointed office-seeker; Garfield dies 79 days later.
July 3, 1986: US President Reagan presides over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty.