Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July fun facts!

It's the 4th of July!  We at NorthMetroDCMommies hope you are having a wonderful and safe holiday.  Here are some fun facts on our Independence Day:

  • The 4th of July is the day that the Declaration of Independence was signed.  However the 2nd of July is the day that the 13 colonies voted to become independent. The measure was first proposed in June.
  • The estimated number of hot dogs that will be eaten today?  Over 150 Million!
  • Most of the flags and patriotic items to celebrate today are made in China.
  • Independence Day was not declared a legal holiday until 1941.
  • Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on Independence Day, July 4, 1826.
  • Not all of the signatures happened at the same place and time.  John Hancock was the only one to actually sign it on July 4th.  50 of them signed on August 2nd.  The last to sign happened January 1777.
  • Ben Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.
  • Sparklers burn at over 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit.  

We hope you have a safe and fun 4th of July!




Angel said...

Oh my, I'm never touching a sparkler again!!!

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