Happy Fourth of July everyone!
I wanted to share with you 10 amazing facts about Fourth of July
1. The fourth of July parade in Bristol, Rhode Island is the oldest continuous Fourth of July celebration in US. They have been celebrating with a parade every year since 1785 (fromTodayifoundout.com)
2. The Fourth of July commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was initially adopted by Congress on July 2, 1776, but then it was revised and the final version was adopted two days later (from Livescience.com).
3. John Hancock was the only person to actually sign the Declaration of Independance on July 4th 1776. The other fifty five signers did not sign until later (from saltandpeppermoms.com).
4. Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national animal but was out-voted when John Adams and Thomas Jefferson chose the bald eagle (from saltandpeppermoms.com )
5. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4th on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence (from saltandpeppermoms.com ).
6. George Washington was a cousin of Princess Diana’s great- great grandfather Earl Spencer the I. (9th Earl Spencer)
7. Congress declared Independence Day a federal legal holiday in 1941 (from history.com)
8. The oldest signer was Benjamin Franklin age 70, and the youngest was Edward Rutledge age 26 (from history.com)
9. The stars on the original American flag were arranged in a circle to ensure that all colonies were represented equally (from saltandpeppermoms.com).
10. The United States of America won it’s independence despite the fact that the British Army was established, experienced, disciplined, and trained and the American army was not. In addition to this, the British army had ample quantities of powder, guns, and clothing and the American army was not well supplied (from saltandpeppermoms.com).