Fun 4th of July Factoids
Of the 56 signers 8 were Harvard graduates.
Americans will eat an estimated 150 million hot dogs on July 4th - enough to stretch from DC to LA 5 times!
3 US Presidents died on July 4th - John Adams & Thomas Jefferson in 1826 & James Monroe in 1831.
The oldest continuous 4th of July celebration is the parade in Bristol, RI which started in 1785.
$1 Billion is projected to be spent on beer in the USA on July 4th.
The population in the US in 1776 is estimated at 2.5 million, the 2015 population estimate is 321.2 million.
The first and the largest signature on the Declaration of Independence was John Hancock's
The youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence was 26.
President Calvin Coolidge was born on July 4, 1870
To celebrate Independence Day in 1778, George Washington gave double rations of rum to his troops.
The Philippines celebrates Republic Day on July 4th.
Rwanda celebrates Liberation Day on July 4th.
The average age of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was 45, the youngest was 27 year old Thomas Lynch of South Carolina and the oldest was Benjamin Franklin age 70 of Pennsylvania.
July 4th was declared a holiday by Congress in 1870 along with Christmas.
Over 150 million pounds of fireworks are ignited in the USA on July 4th.
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