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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.




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