We wish each of you a happy and safe 4th of July. Here is a little 4th of July Trivia and memorable dates for when you are sitting around a campfire eating s’mores and you want to test your friends 4th of July knowledge.
I hope each of us take a few minutes to remember that our forefathers fought for our freedom. We may not always like our country, but we have much to be thankful for and one is the access to clean water, one of the few countries that do. We have food, freedom, cultural diversity, technology, the right of free speech and much more.
That said, our 4th of July Trivia for 2015.
August 2, 1776 The Declaration of Independence becomes official when most delegates sign it.
2.5 Million estimated population of the colonies on July 4, 1776,
Number of Presidents who died on July 4th: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe.
1796 – 1st Independence Day celebration is held
1817 – Construction on Erie Canal begins at Rome, NY
1827 – Slavery abolished in NY
1831 – “America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)” is 1st sung in Boston
1861 – Skirmish at Harper’s Ferry, WV
1894 – Republic of Hawaii proclaimed, Sanford B Dole as president
1895 – Katherine Lee Bates publishes “America the Beautiful”
1942 – 1st American bombing mission over enemy-occupied Europe (WW II)
1942 – US air offensive against nazi-Germany begins
1944 – 1,100 US guns fire 4th of July salute at German lines in Normandy
July 4th 1946 : The Philippines gain independence from the United States.
1959 – America’s new 49-star flag honoring Alaska statehood unfurled
1960 – America’s new 50-star flag honoring Hawaiian statehood unfurled
1960 – Mickey Mantle is 18th to hit 300 HRs
1964 – Beachboys’ “I Get Around” reaches #1
1966 – LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act
1996 – Hot Mail, a free internet E-mail service begins
More July 4th Events: History