Every citizen in the United States of America will attest to the fact that Fourth of July is the day United States of America got its independence from Britain in the year 1776.The day was marked by congress as a national holiday. There are certain facts which are associated with this public holiday. Let’s review some of these facts.
A large population of American citizens do not know the names and ages of the people who were involved in the ratification of our independence. Apart from the name of Benjamin Franklin, there were so many other people who were involved. There is an interesting fact about the average age of these people, during that day, fourth of July 1776, the average age of the people involved in signing for independence is put at 45.That truly shows, America was indeed a young nation. Then, Benjamin Franklin was the oldest having seventy years of age.
In the year 1776 on Fourth of July, the population in the united state stood at 2.5 million people; today in the year 2014, the population as advised by the department of national population census puts it at more than 313 million people. On Fourth of July 2014, more than 300 million more people will be celebrating this public holiday.
Harvard University is renowned in the world for producing the best lawyers. The impression seems to be the case from the old days. Research has it that at least one of every eight people who signed the declaration of independence was from Harvard. The respect that has always been accorded to the institution is still unrivaled even today.
On the day of declaration of Independence, the only two signatories were Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. The two were bitter political rivals in the politics of USA during the days. In an interesting twist of fate, Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on the Fourth of July 1826. This date has affirmed itself as an important date in the history of America. We are aware that both of them later served as presidents of the United States of America.
Did you know that the liberty bell is actually tapped on the fourth of July and not rung?Well, the liberty bell is always tapped thirteen times to signify and commemorate the thirteen colonies. The bell which is found in Philadelphia is tapped at noon.
These are some of the few interesting facts about fourth of July;a public holiday that is marked as a day to celebrate the Independence of the United States of America.