Happy th OF JULY QuotesIdeascom HAPPY FOURTH EVERYONE! Here's some fun facts 1 Congress made Independence Day an official unpaid holiday for federal employees in 1870 In 1938 Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday Hancock 2 Only John Hancock actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4 1776 All the others signed later Signing 3 The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men from 13 colonies 4 The average age of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence was 45 The youngest was Thomas Lynch Jr 27 of South Carolina The oldest delegate was Benjamin Franklin 70 of Pennsylvania The lead author of The Declaration Thomas Jefferson was 33 Hall 5 One out of eight signers of the Declaration of Independence were educated at Harvard 7 total Gentlemen 6 The only two signers of the Declaration of Independence who later served as President of the United States were John Adams and Thomas Jefferson stars_stripes 7 The stars on the original American flag were in a circle so all the Colonies would appear equal Philadelphia 8 The first Independence Day celebration took place in Philadelphia on July 8 1776 This was also the day that the Declaration of Independence was first read in public after people were summoned by the ringing of the Liberty Bell Whitehouse 9 The White House held its first 4th July party in 1801 10 President John Adams Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on the Fourth Adams and Jefferson both signed the Declaration died on the same day within hours of each other in 1826 birds 11 Benjamin Franklin proposed the turkey as the national bird but was overruled by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson who recommended the bald eagle 12 In 1776 there were 25 million people living in the new nation Today the population of the USA is 316 million 13 Fifty-nine places in the US contain the word “liberty” in the name Pennsylvania with 11 has more of these places than any other state Of the 59 places nationwide containing “liberty” in the name four are counties Liberty County Ga 65471 Liberty County Fla 8276 Liberty County Mont 2392 and Liberty County Texas Meme

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