Happy 4th of July

Facts About the 4th of July
  • Thomas Jefferson was the main author of the Declaration of Independence.
  • John Hancock was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence.
  • Independence Day should have been celebrated on July 2, 1776.
  • John Adams wrote a letter to his wife about how memorable Independence Day would be in American history.
  • The Pennsylvania Evening Post was the first newspaper to print the Declaration.
  • An estimated 2.5 million people lived in the nation in July 1776.
  • Three presidents who signed the Declaration of Independence died on July 4.
  • The Liberty Bell rings 13 times every Independence Day to honor the 13 original states.
  • The very first 4th of July fireworks show took place in Philadelphia in 1777
  • George Washington helped the troops celebrate by allowing them a double ration of Rum.
  • Americans spend over $1 billion on fireworks every year.
  • Calvin Coolidge was the only president born on the 4th of July.
  • It took nearly 100 years for the 4th of July to become a federal holiday
  • Americans Will Enjoy 150 Million Hot Dogs During the 4th.
  • Thomas Jefferson, 82, and John Adams, 90, both died on July 4, 1826 within five hours of each other on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 

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