Did you know? - Fourth of July

Every year millions of Americans celebrate the birth of our nation on Independence Day.

Did you know? July Fourth isn't actually the day the United States of America was created? Twelve of the 13 states approved the resolution for independence on July 2, not July 4. John Adams famously refused to attend events held on the Fourth out of principal.

Did you know? Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4, 1826? The founding fathers who both signed the Declaration of Independence died just hours apart. The third president James Monroe also died on July 4, but it was in 1831.

Did you know? America is not the only country that celebrates its independence on July 4? The Philippines gained independence from the US on July 4, 1946 and it became a national holiday. They later changed it to June 12.

Did you know? More hotdogs are eaten on the Fourth of July holiday than any other day of the year? Roughly 150 million hot dogs are downed on America’s birthday. That's enough to stretch from Washington DC to Los Angeles five times!

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