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Independence Day

Thursday, July 04, 2013

On July 4th the Declaration of Independence was signed. Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were original signers, and the only two to later become President of the U.S. They both died on the same day, July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years to the day from their signing. Amazing, huh?

Something you should know: the actual resolution of independence was approved by Congress on July 2, 1776, 2 days before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

For some reason, we Americans have chosen to celebrate our Independence Day on July 4th, the day the Declaration was signed, rather than the day of independence.

Now you know.

Happy Independence Day, America!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CM_GARDNER78 7/7/2013 10:00PM

    My daughter just discovered this in her history studies! I had no idea! Great fact though. Hope your holiday was wonderful!! :-)

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TIME-4-TINA 7/7/2013 9:33AM

    Hope you had a nice 4th of July, Vic. I did! I love American history. I remember reading about Adams and Jefferson's death when I read the book John Adams. I was impressed that the two of them lived to a ripe old age. Strong healthy men. Wonder if they were runners?

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    Interesting facts.

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MRS.CARLY 7/4/2013 6:46PM

    Thanks for the education!

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DAPHNE_RUNS 7/4/2013 5:15PM

    Well aren't you just full of fun USA facts.

Thanks for sharing. And thanks for your service, Vic.

Happy 4th! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 7/4/2013 4:56PM

    Woo Hoo - Happy Birthday USA!!

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DALID414 7/4/2013 2:07PM

    emoticon emoticon Happy 4th of July. Thanks for the history lesson. emoticon

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SEABREEZE65 7/4/2013 1:47PM

    emoticon Happy Day!

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NATPLUMMER 7/4/2013 1:31PM

    emoticon Thanks for the stats. Have a fab day!

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LAURIE5658 7/4/2013 11:54AM

    I did not know that! Thank you, Vic!

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JACKIE542 7/4/2013 11:32AM

    Interesting info. Hope you have a great 4th. emoticon

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WONDERWOMAN 7/4/2013 9:27AM

    Very interesting. Thanks for the civics lesson. I didn't pay enough attention in school to history.

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