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July 4, 2011 / jmeuropeana

4th of July – a bad day for US presidents

On the 4th of July –

In 1826 it is a bad day for American presidents: both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams die on the same day, the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence.
Portrait de Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), président des Etats-Unis en 1801
JOHN ADAMS, PRESIDENT DES ETATS-UNIS (1737-1826)

Let it not be said that at Europeana we favor the English language – here is a contemporary French translation of the Declaration of Independence:
Constitutions des treize états-unis de l'Amérique;Declaration of independence

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