On This Day in History - July 4
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|What Happened On This Day In History - July 4|
1884 July 4
Statue of Liberty presented to U.S. in Paris
1948 July 4
Burma (Myanmar) gained independence from Great Britain.
1962 July 4
Island Records begins
1990 July 4
Famous Chess Player Anand's First World Championship Cycle
In July 1990, Anand participated in the Manila Interzonal, where he qualified for the Candidates. After winning the preliminary match against Dreev (+4-1=1, meaning 4 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw), he lost the quarterfinal match to Karpov (+1-2=5). Karpov went on to lose the semifinal match to Short, setting the stage for the World Championship schism in 1993.
1996 July 4
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