Happy 4th of July!!

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  • On the 4th of July, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress.
  • Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national animal but was outvoted when John Adams and Thomas Jefferson chose the bald eagle.
  • Over an estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed today. That’s roughly 1 dog for every two people in the U.S.
  • The first 4th of July party held at the White House was in 1801.
  • The 4th of July was not declared a national holiday until 1941.
  • When the United States became a country, there were approximately 2.5 millionpeople living in the country. Today the population is around 304 million.
  • Bristol, Rhode Island has the oldest, continuous 4th of July celebration dating back to 1785.
  • The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men representing the 13 colonies. The moment the declaration was signed it marked the beginning of all-out war against the British.
  • The first signature on the Declaration of Independence was John Hancock’s.  The myth is that he wrote his name large so that Kind George would be able to read it without his glasses.
  • In 1870 the Congress made the 4th of July an unpaid holiday for federal employees. In 1941, Congress declared 4th of July a paid federal holiday
  • Today, the 4th of July is a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks, and a reason to fly the American flag.

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