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Independence Day Fun Facts

In this week’s blog, we thought it would be interesting to share some fun facts about Independence Day. Here are the top 7 fun facts about the Fourth of July (from

  1. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was not signed. Although it was technically adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4th, most signatories did not sign until August.

  2. There have been three US presidents who died on July 4th: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Monroe.

  3. In 1781, Massachusetts became the first state to declare Independence Day as a state holiday.

  4. President Zachary Taylor died in 1850 after consuming rotten fruit at an Independence Day celebration.

  5. In 1801, Thomas Jefferson conducted the first Independence Day celebration in the White House.

  6. Since the Continental Congress actually voted for independence on July 2, 1776, John Adams thought that day should be observed as American Independence Day.

  7. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates that Americans consume 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day, or "enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times."

From everyone at Star Tutoring, we wish you a happy Independence Day!

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