Fourth of July is a public holiday in the United States of America meant to commemorate our independence as we also celebrate the number of years since gaining of the independence. This year, on fourth July, we will be celebrating 238 years of self rule. These are some of the most amazing facts about the day.
Initially, the day for ratifying the treaty with Britain was to be on 2nd of July 1776, before it was changed by congress to 4th. On this particular date, after fifty years of independence, both the main signatories of the independence pact died hours apart from each other. The two men who actually at one point served as presidents were John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Was this a coincidence?The 4th of July is truly a date that marks the history of America!
Date of Births.
Enough with the deaths! America gaining independence was akin to creation of a new state,a new birth! It can be compared to the birth of a new nation with a new beginning.It goes without saying,America was born on this date.Malia Obama,the daughter of the 44th president was born on the same day and so was the 30th president, Calvin Colidge.
It will seem like hogwash trying to imagine the whole of USA population at 2.5 million people. According to the census bureau, the population at the time of independence was at 2.5 million people. Today, USA is said to have an approximate population of 313 million people from all over the world.Truly,USA has come a long way, we can agree without equivocation that we have come off age.
Did you know that the liberty bell in Philadelphia is tapped thirteen times on every Fourth of July during Independence Day celebrations? If you were not privy to that, then be alive to that fact. The bell is tapped thirteen times to remember and celebrate the thirteen colonies. Those who live in Philadelphia might have wondered for long the logic behind the tapping of the bell thirteen times;why not just once ,twice or thrice. There were thirteen colonies in the United States of America prior to gaining our liberty. The tapping of the bell thirteen times is in remembrance and staying in solidarity with these thirteen states.
Do you know that initially, on the day of independence, the stars on the flag were round to signify that all the states were equal? Now you know!
Those are some of the less known facts on the fourth of July.Happy Independence day folks!