Why Fourth of July?
It goes without saying; fourth July is a day marked by all Americans as the day United States of America gained or attained its independence from Great Britain. In 1776 on this date; American citizen decided to politically self rule themselves as they broke away from their colony. Majority of American citizens will only have that information, but there are certain facts and trivia about the same date of the month which are very interesting. Let’s look at some of these facts.
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson are known to have been in the group that founded America on July 4th 1776.They are also know to have been serious political rivals. In fact, the signatures are present in the treaty that emancipated USA from colonization. In an Interesting twist of history, the two died on July 4th 1826.That is exactly during the Jubilee celebrations since independence. This date is indeed a day of history!
Date of Death.
I have mentioned in the previous paragraph about the deaths of two historical figures in US history. Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams later became presidents of America. Again, the fifth President of America died on the same date. James Monroe, the fifth president died on July 4th.Three presidents who were very instrumental in the birth of America died on the same date in which the new state was created!
Did you know that every state gives a one gun salute on 4th of July? Now you know. Each state is supposed to have a one gun salute on July 4th.That is meant to commemorate the day and also give the impression that all these states are in solidarity and in union with each other. If you live close to any barrack, you will have realized with passing years that this is the case. Wonder no more, those are not simply discharge from guns, that’s the culture of America!
There are certainly people in America who do not know that the liberty bell is tapped thirteen times on this day. You will be surprised to find there those who even do not know that the liberty bell in Philadelphia is tapped and not rung thirteen times! Why tap it thirteen times? The practice is meant to remember the thirteen colonies that were freed from colonization. Before independence of United States of America, there were a total of thirteen colonies. And of course, all these colonies are all one under the USA!
These are some of the major trivia and facts about the Fourth of July. Have a great Independence Day!