Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were the last surviving members of the original American revolutionaries. They were both presidents of the united states, Adams being the second and Jefferson being the third one. They weren´t very fond of each other for having different views on how the country should have been run. Because of this, they didn´t like each other very much, and this is where it gets interesting. On this Independence day, July 4th,1826, former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, who were once fellow Patriots and then adversaries, die on the same day within five hours of each other.