Although Fourth of July is well known for fun in the sun, fireworks and barbecues, it was the day our country became free. I bet there are some facts about Independence Day that you didn’t know.
Most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence actually signed the document on August 2nd 1776.
On July 4th only two people had signed the document.
3 out of the first 5 presidents actually died on the fourth of July.
In 1938 the Fourth of July became a legal federal holiday.
Because of the fireworks and mass consumption of alcohol, The Fourth of July is known as one of the most dangerous days of the year.
The Fourth of July was originally celebrated with a lot of greenery, not the typical red, white and blue.
A high school student for a class project designed the modern American Flag.
Surprise your friends and family with some of these cool facts about our country while you celebrate on the 4th!
- Marisa Siino has a passion for blogging and marketing. She is currently studying Public Relations with minors in Graphic Design and Marketing. Living in the city of Albany, New York, her love for the busy city life has grown. She hopes to move to the city of Boston after graduation from Roger Williams University.