4th of July – Fun Facts

Happy 4th of July - Fun Facts

As everyone clambers back to work today (hopefully exhausted from a fun-filled weekend celebrating our nation’s birthday with friends and family), I thought I’d make a light easy reading post of some interesting facts about the 4th of July. Please enjoy and don’t forget to take a moment to think of all the brave men and woman who have fought for our country throughout its history. We often get bogged down in the disagreements of party lines, or religious views and often forget that we are lucky to live in a country where we have the right to disagree and are forced to work together and comprise. If it wasn’t for these men and women those rights wouldn’t have been protected for as long as they have been.

Now on to the facts…

Happy 4th of July!

In 1777 Fireworks as a method to celebrate our Independence Day were approved by Congress. The beer and grilling out would soon follow…


4th of July

80% of Americans attend a cookout around the holiday.


1801 White House

In 1801 the White House held its first official July 4th Party.


Signing Paper

56 people signed the Declaration of Independence.


Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin was the oldest at 70 years of age.


Fireworks Store

Every year more than 240 million pounds of fireworks are sold for 4th of July.


Rebildfesten in Denmark

Denmark has been celebrating the 4th of July with the USA ever since 1912. It’s called Rebildfesten


Tons of Hot Dogs

150 million hot dogs are eaten during the holiday period.


Jefferson and Adams

Two of our founding fathers died on the same 4th of July only hours apart (John Adams & Thomas Jefferson). It was the 50th anniversary of United States.


George Washington

On July 4th, 1778 George Washington celebrated by giving out double rum rations to his troops.


fireworks and beer

Is the most popular beer drinking holiday day in the United States (more than 60 million casesĀ are sold each year).

 

– Learn Up, SlyePup

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