On This Day In History, 4 July

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World Events Today

  • Following the end of World War II nine years previously, rationing in the United Kingdom finally ended today in 1954
  • Hotmail, one of the first webmail services, was launched today in 1996
  • The Australian entertainer Rolf Harris was sentenced to 5 years and 9 months imprisonment today in 2014, he had been found guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault on teenage girls over 30 years ago

Entertainment Events Today

  • Island Records, whose artists have included U2, Annie Lennox and Amy Winehouse, was founded today in 1959
  • The anti-war song Give Peace a Chance, by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, was released in the United Kingdom today in 1969
  • The American tennis player John McEnroe beat Björn Borg at Wimbledon today in 1981, it ended the Swedish legend’s streak of 5 straight Wimbledon Men’s Singles titles

Family Events Today

  • The English actor Neil Morrissey, who played Tony in Men Behaving Badly and was the voice in the British version of Bob the Builder, was born today in 1962
  • The English singer-songwriter “Ozzy” Osbourne, the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, married his manager, Sharon Arden, today in 1982 in Maui, Hawaii
  • The English footballer David Beckham married the Spice Girl Victoria Adams today in 1999

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Caesar Salad Day

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