A country is born -- and later expands, an "Iron Horse" retires, and we lose three presidents, all on this day.
1776: The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress.
The following five celebrity urban legends will likely live on long into the future, despite the fact that none of them is remotely true.
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With James Van Der Beek celebrating his 37th birthday on Saturday, join us for a look at what he and his fellow "Dawson's Creek" castmembers have been up to since the show went off the air.