4th of July Fun Facts
156 Years (1620-1776)
From when the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock and independence was declared
Fireworks were approved by congress to celebrate independence day.
25 Million Pounds of fireworks were sold to cities across the US for celebrations in 2012
John Hancock was the first to sign the declaration. He was president of the Continental Congress and has the most noticeable signature on the document.
56 people signed the Declaration of Independence some as late as 1786
1870 the 4th of July is declared a national holiday
1938 the 4th of July is declared a paid holiday
11 places in the US have ���Independence� in their name.
3 Presidents have died on the 4th of July. John Adams. Thomas Jefferson. James Monroe.
150 Million hotdogs are eaten year 4th of July
110 Billion Dollars was traded between the US and England last year.
Happy 4th of July!
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