An in-depth look at the month’s history, holidays and traditions.

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The Declaration of Independence announced the American colonies’ formal secession from Britain on July 4, 1776. The declaration’s date gave way to Independence Day, which is celebrated every year on July 4.

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To celebrate the 4th of July, here’s the full text of the Declaration of Independence, written in the summer of 1776.

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louis zamperini

Louis Zamperini is dead at 97. He ran track in the 1936 Olympics, was tortured by the Japanese in WWII, and was the subject of a new movie.

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The summer solstice 2014 is on Saturday, June 21. It’s the longest day of the year, and the first day of summer. Here is everything you need to know.

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D-Day 2014, 70th Anniversary

What you need to know about D–Day, on this the 70th anniversary of the turning point in World War II.

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Friday, June 6, 2014, marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied landings at Normandy in France. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history.

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt had pollio, was rarely ever seen walking. Here is a rare video of FDR limping.

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Dorothy Hodgkin was a nobel prize winning British biochemist. Her 104th birthday was celebrated by a Google Doodle.

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Many people who celebrate Cinco de Mayo are unaware of the holiday’s fascinating history. Learn everything you need to know right here.

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