Several notable events occured including The first roller coaster in American opened in 1784 at the iconic Coney Island
Ford Motor Company was incorporated: 1908
Patriot Printer, publisher, and postmistress Mary Katharine Goddard was born. She is credited with the first draft of the Declaration of Independence that included all of the congressional signatures
Union was thwarted at the Battle of Secessionville: 1862
Abraham Lincoln delivers a speech as a senatorial candidate to the Illinois Republican Convention in Springfield. He warns of the crisis that is facing the nation and the issues that ultimately led to the Civil War Lincoln famously states "a house divided against itself can not stand". Candidate Lincoln went on to become president, the first Republican President of the United States.
America is the best country on this earth to be a citizen of and support. We are Americans were birthed with the simple notion of "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness". Our founding fathers and indeed millions of Patriots and Americans have shed their blood to give us the freedom and liberty that created America. These words are as true today as they were in 1858. "A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand". Lets unite as American first, and end the bitterness and bloody civil war between races, religions, political divides, and anything else that would otherwise divide these UNITED states.