The Fourth of July is approaching and it’ll be time for BBQ, fireworks, and hanging out with family and friends. Fourth of July or Independence Day is the celebration of the United States signing and accepting the declaration of experience. Here are some great lesser known facts that you can test out on everyone to see how smart your friends really are.
The True Date of Fourth of July
Many researchers and authors have exclaimed that July 2nd may be a more proper day for this summer holiday. On July 3rd John Adams wrote home to his wife Abigail that July 2nd would surely go down in history. The reason being that the court had ruled in favor of Independence Day on July 2nd not 4th.
Which Presidents Have Died on the Fourth of July?
Surprisingly two presidents, both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, died on Independence Day in 1826.
What Other Country Shares July 4th as Independence Day?
July 4th is also the Rwandan National Independence Day. This holiday in South East Asia marks the day the Philippines became an independent entity in 1964. The holiday from this country is known as Republic Day.
What is the Most Ate Food on Fourth of July?
The most popular food for families and friends celebrating this holiday is hotdogs. It is estimated that Americans eat around 155 million of them on this day alone. Although several countries claim they were the first to produce hotdogs, the actual origins are unknown. Not only do we eat this treat at home but hotdog eating contests are held all around the country on July 4th.
Pennsylvania May be the Most Patriotic City Ever
Pennsylvania, ex-home to the nations capital and location of the declarations origin, has 11 cities that have the word liberty in their name and 33 that include the work union.
Benjamin Franklin, a founding father, was reportedly displeased with the eagle chosen to represent America. In a letter to his daughter Franklin exclaimed that the eagle lazy bird who did not work honestly, while the turkey was a bird of courage who would not hesitate to attack oncoming forces. Although he adamantly voiced his opinion on this subject the eagle won the popular consensus in the end.
While you’re enjoying your food this summer with family and friends, test out some of these questions and facts to see what they know. Fourth of July has a much more odd and interesting history than anyone really knew.
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