Fourth of July facts

you may not know

On June 11, 1776. Congress Appointed a Committee of Five to draft a Declaration of Independence.

The Committe Memeber Were Thomas Jefferson  of Virginia, John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of  Pennsylvania, Roger Sherman of Connecticut and Robert R. Livingston of New York

The Fourth of July doesn't Celebrate the signing of the Declaration, Which mostly Happend on July 2, But rather the Adoption of the Declaration by the second continental Congress.

The First Independence Day Celebrate took place on July 8, 1776, in Philadelphia.

It Featured a Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Announed by the Ringing of the Liverty Bell.

thomas jefferson and john adams died on the 50th anniversary of the Adoption of the Declaration of the Independence on July 4, 1826

They were the only Signers of the Declaration Who also became president.

We eat bergers and hotdogs on Independence day these days, but John Adams and his Wife Celebrated with turtle soup.

New Englanders enjoyed poached salmon with egg sauce, green peas, and boiled ptatoes for their Fourth of July meal in 1776

The Fourth of July didn't become a holiday unitil 1870.

In 1941, it became a paid holiday for federal employees.

Happy Birthday America