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July 4th is widely recognized and revered as a day that marks the birth of American independence, an occasion filled with fireworks, parades, and patriotic displays. However, the tapestry of this summer day is interwoven with several other unique and spirited observances.

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Interesting Facts of July 4th

  1. 1. July 4th marks the celebration of Independence Day in the United States, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, when the thirteen American colonies declared their independence from British rule.
  2. 2. The Declaration of Independence was primarily written by Thomas Jefferson, but it also underwent numerous revisions by the Committee of Five and the Continental Congress before its final adoption.
  3. 3. The tradition of setting off fireworks on Independence Day dates back to 1777 when Philadelphia celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Declaration of Independence with bonfires, bells, and fireworks.
  4. 4. Three U.S. presidents have died on July 4th, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on the same day, July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and James Monroe died five years later on July 4, 1831.