Lifestyle July 4th: Other notable events on Independence Day Print Share fbShare Tweet Email There's plenty to do on July 4th--but the signing of the Declaration of Independence is not the only event in history on that day. Sure, it sounds surprising, but there are plenty of other notable events. From Malia Obama's birthday (how patriotic!) to Lou Gehrig's final day as a Yankee, here are some of the highlights. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.