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Fourth of July By The Numbers

* * * * * * * * * Fourth of July by the Numbers U.S. Population Since Independence in 1776 American Flags 350r In 2009, $920,277 worth of American flags were exported to other countries. 309.6 300 250 In 2009, $3 million worth of American flags were imported into the U.S. 200 150 100- 50 2.5 $2,5 million were made in China July 1776 July 2010 Fireworks In 2009, $209 million worth of fireworkis were imported from China U.S. Fireworks Industry Revenue 1998-2009 Sto00 $800 $600 $400 $200 1998 1999 2004 2006 2008 2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2007 2009 Patriotic-Sounding Locations in the U.S. There are 31 places with "liberty" in their name. There are 30 places with "eagle" in their name. There are II places with "independence" in their name. There are 5 place with "freedom" in their name. There are 5 places with "America" in their name. There is I place with "patriot" in its name. America & Britain On independence day in 1776, the British Today they are the U.S.'s Gth leading trading part- ner, trading $93.2 billion of goods annually. were our adversaries. Cookouts on the 4th of July Eating beef hot dogs, steaks or burgers this July qth? There is a good chance that the meat came Eating a pork hot dog or sausage? There is a 1 in 4 chance that the originated meat in Iowa. from the Lone Star State. Texas accounted for about one-sixth of the nation's total production of beef, with 6.5 billion pounds in 2008. The chances are i in z that your side dish of baked beans will have originated from North Dakota. More than three quarters of the nation's lettuce comes from California. 70% of U.S. fresh market toma- toes produced in 2009 originated from Florida or California. July: National Hot Dog Month Nathan's Famous 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Competition: Location: Coney Island, New York Started in: 2002 In 2009, Joey Chestnut of San Jose, Calif, won the competition by eating 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. He broke his pre- vious record by nine hot dogs and buns. ESPN covers the event, while in-person spectators are in excess of 40,000. Sources: U.S. Census Bureau U.S. Department of Agriculture American Pyrotechnics Association Millions of Americans sAn1oa fo suoyN

Fourth of July By The Numbers

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It probably didn’t start out that way, but some time between July 4, 1776 and today, Independence Day became one of the biggest days in the U.S. to get together with family and friends, pull out the...




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