4th of July!

We hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July!

Here are 10 interesting things to note about the history of Independence Day:

  1. Massachusetts was the first state to recognize Fourth of July as a state holiday.
  2. The first person to sign the declaration of independence was John Hancock.
  3. Bristol, Rhode Island has held an annual Fourth of July parade since 1785.
  4. James Monroe, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson all died on the Fourth of July.
  5. Americans consume approximately 150 million hot dogs every Fourth of July.
  6. Paul Revere and Sam Adams buried a time capsule on July 4th, 1795.
  7. Calvin Coolidge was the only president born on July 4th.
  8. There were only 2.5 million people living in the U.S. in 1776.
  9. Americans have been using fireworks to celebrate Independence Day since 1777.
  10. The 4th of July became a federal holiday in 1870.


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