On this day:

1776 United States Declaration of Independence is adopted in Philadelphia

1865 Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is published for the first time

1946 Philippines gains independence from the United States

2012 Discovery of Higgs boson particle is announced at CERN

Gone on this day:

1902 Swami Vivekananda, spiritual leader who carried Yoga to the Western world

1934 Marie Curie, Polish chemist, physicist, Nobel Prize laureate