Fourth of July Fun Facts

  • The Fourth of July, although a celebration of Independence Day, 1776, was not declared an official holiday until 1938. Dog-Fourth-of-July

 

 

  • In 1777, Congress chose to celebrate the Fourth of July with the first fireworks, which were ignited over Philadelphia.Fireworks

 

 

  • The “Star Spangled Banner” was originally written as a poem by Francis Scott Key  in 1814 about the War of 1812. However, it was not put to music and declared the national anthem until 1931.the-star-spangled-banner

 

 

  • When the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, only about 2.5 million people lived in the United States.jefferson-drafts-declaration-hero-A

 

 

  • It is estimated that this year, over 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on July 4th!hot_dog2

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