4th of July Fun Facts

4th of July Fun Facts

July 1, 2016

As everyone knows, Independence Day marks the birthday of the United States of America. But here are some fun facts that you may not know about this patriotic day!

  1. Contrary to popular belief, only two Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The majority of signers penned their signatures on August 2, 1776.
  2. The holiday does not celebrate the signing of the Declaration; it celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress.
  3. In a now-famous letter to his wife, Abigail, dated July 3, 1776, John Adams made a prediction that the “Second Day of July” would be celebrated as American Independence Day, since the Congress had actually voted to sever ties with Great Britain the day before.
  4. Independence Day became a federal holiday in 1870.
  5. Other countries, including Denmark, England, Norway, Portugal and Sweden also celebrate the Fourth of July as a way to bring in American tourists.
  6. Our country now boasts 318.9 million citizens, but on the first Fourth of July there were only 2.5 million.
  7. The original draft of the Declaration of Independence was lost.
  8. The back of the Declaration of Independence says, “Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776.”
  9. The Pennsylvania Evening Post was the first newspaper to print the Declaration on July 6, 1776.
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