Did You Know This About Independence Day

Did You Know This About Independence Day

  •  The Continental Congress voted for Independence from Great Britain actually on July 2, 1776 but did not approve the Declaration of Independence until July 4th, 1776, which was 2½ years after the Boston Tea Party   
  • The youngest signer, Edward Rutledge, of SC was 26 and the oldest was Benjamin Franklin, who was 70; 13 were 35 or younger while 7 were 60 or older; 8 of the signers were born in Britain or Ireland
  • During the Revolutionary War, George Washing celebrated July 4th by issuing double rations of rum for his troops
  • During the Revolutionary War, George Washing celebrated July 4th by issuing double rations of rum for his troops
  • Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on the same day, July 4th, 1826.
  • .Congress declared July 4th, Independence Day a federal holiday in 1941
  • New York City’s fireworks display, sponsored by Macy’s, in the largest in the country!


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