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FOURTH OF JULY FACTS

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July 01, 2015

FUN 4TH OF JULY FACTS

  • Independence Day wasn't an official holiday until 1941.

  • July 4th is the day the 13 colonies adopted and voted for the Declaration of Independence.

  • The Declaration of Independence was drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

  • The first celebrations of Independence day often included reading from the Declaration of Independence

  • Three US Presidents have died on the 4th of July.

  • Even though Independence day was not a federal holiday, it has always been celebrated from 1776.

  • Patriotism for Independence day grew after the War of 1812.

  • Massachusetts became the first state to declare the 4th a holiday

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