Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 4, 2020

Happy 4th of July

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA

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1. The stars on the original American flag were in a circle so all the Colonies would appear equal.

2. Congress made Independence Day an official unpaid holiday for federal employees in 1870. In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.

3. Only John Hancock actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. All the others signed later.

4. The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men from 13 colonies.

5. The average age of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence was 45. The youngest was Thomas Lynch, Jr (27) of South Carolina.  The oldest delegate was Benjamin Franklin (70) of Pennsylvania. The lead author of The Declaration, Thomas Jefferson, was 33.

6. One out of eight signers of the Declaration of Independence were educated at Harvard (7 total).

7. The only two signers of the Declaration of Independence who later served as President of the United States were John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

8. The first Independence Day celebration took place in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776. This was also the day that the Declaration of Independence was first read in public after people were summoned by the ringing of the Liberty Bell.

9. The White House held its first 4th July party in 1801.

10. President John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on the Fourth. Adams and Jefferson (both signed the Declaration) died on the same day within hours of each other in 1826.

11. Benjamin Franklin proposed the turkey as the national bird but was overruled by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who recommended the bald eagle.

12. In 1776, there were 2.5 million people living in the new nation. Today the population of the U.S.A. is 316 million.

13. Joey Chestnut holds the world record for eating the most hotdogs with buns, which is 68. He thinks he can beat his record by eating 77 hotdogs with buns today at Nathan’s Hot Dogs on Coney Island, NY.

14. Speaking of hotdogs, Americans eat more than 150 million hotdogs on July 4th. That is enough hotdogs to stretch from DC to LA more than five times.

15. It was John Adams idea for United States. He wrote the holiday woud be celebrated with illumination from one end of the continent to the other from thi time forward for evermore. Americans spend over 1 billion dollars every July on Fireworks.

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Fourth of July

Hot dogs served with chips and pickles,
Shriners riding motorcycles,
Kids all marching, two by two,
Dressed in red and white and blue.

Clowns with flags and bright red noses,
Flashing smiles and throwing roses.
Trotting horses, furry dogs,
Racing turtles, jumping frogs.

Firecrackers bursting bright,
glittering the starry night.
And all the people, everywhere
have come together, here and there,

to celebrate and just to say,
“A Happy Birthday, USA!”

by Carol Murray
http://www.carolmurray.net

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DEBORAH CUNEO:  www.deborahcuneoillustration.com deborahcuneo.blogspot.com

RASHIN KHEIRIYEH: Featured on Illustrator Saturday. http://www.rashinart.com/

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CYNTHIA KREMSNER: Featured on Illustrator Saturdaywww.cynthiakremsner.com

TRACY CAMPBELL: Featured on Illustrator Saturday.

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LYNNOR BONTIGAO: www.lynnorbontigao.com

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SUE TINCHER MAIB: Featured on Illustrator Saturdayhttp://www.suetinchermaib.com

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JUAN CAMINADOR:  juancaminadorilustraciones.blogspot.com/

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SUSAN SWAN: Featured on Illustrator Saturday. http://www.susanswan.com

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LOUISE GARDNER: Featured on Illustrator Saturday www.facebook.com/LouiseGardnerDraws

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BETSY SNYDER: Featured on Illustrator Saturday. http://www.betsysnyder.com

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RON MAHONEY: www.ronmahoney.com/index.html 

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MARLA F JONES: http://www.doodleandpeck.com

Hope you enjoy your day!

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. happy 4th to you, kathy!

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  2. Beautiful post, Kathy! And a Happy 4th to you, too!

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  3. Happy Fourth of July, Kathy! Thanks for a very informative post! Cher xo

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  4. Happy 4th of July! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post.

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  5. Very pretty post. Happy 4th to you as well, Kathy.

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