Top Most Surprising Facts About The Fourth Of July!

Top Most Surprising Facts About The Fourth Of July!

The United States celebrates its Independence Day on the Fourth of July. Independence day is a time for breathtaking fireworks, delicious barbecues, and exciting parades. The day is important in terms of patriotism and reflection, but there’s more to this historic holiday. Ready to learn more about surprising fourth of July facts? Let’s go!

The True Declaration date of Independence:

Surprisingly, the congress did not sign Independence Declaration on July 4th, 1776. Although it was adopted on fourth, most of the signatures were added to the papers on July 2nd, 1776. Publishing of the declaration took place on July fourth while the Continental congress decided to make independance declaration on the July second.

Three President Deaths on July 4th:

Two famous figures who played important roles in American history, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both passed away on July 4th, 1826. The two iconic presidents left this world exactly 50 years after the Declaration of Independence.

The ill fate of presidents continued even after five years. In 1831 President James Monroe also passed away on the 4th of July. Three presidents have marked the history with their unfortunate passings on fourth of July.

First fourth of July Fireworks:

Fireworks are a must-have on Independence day celebrations. Fireworks were first set off as a tradition in Philadelphia on July 4,1777.

The Fourth of July Wasn’t a Federal Holiday Until 1941:

Even though people have celebrated Independence Day for a long time, it didn’t become an official federal holiday until 1941. The day became a paid holiday for federal employees in 1941. That’s when everyone in the country got a day off to honor America’s independence. It’s like a big party for the whole nation!

Hot Dogs Steal the Show:

Guess what? Americans go crazy for hot dogs on the Fourth of July! According to the National Sausage and Hot Dog Council (NHDSC), 150 million hot dogs are expected to be eaten by Americans in 2023. This 150 million is within the 7 billion hot dogs that consumed over the summer, from Memorial day to labour day.

Born On July Fourth:

President Calvin Coolidge is the only president so far, to share a birthday with the Independence day! Additionally, president Barack Obama’s daughter, Malia Ann Obama is also celebrating her birthday on July fourth.


As you enjoy the magic of the Fourth of July with your family and friends, remember the surprising facts that make this day even more special. From the delayed signing of the Declaration of Independence to the quietness of the Liberty Bell, there’s always something fascinating to learn. And don’t forget to indulge in a delicious hot dog or two! So, as the fireworks light up the sky, celebrate America’s independence and cherish the secrets that make this day shine with history and fun!

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