posted 03 Jul 2012, 20:44
Independence Day was first celebrated in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776.
The major objection to being ruled by Britain was taxation without representation. The colonists had no say in the decisions of English Parliament like we do today.
The Liberty Bell sounded from the tower of Independence Hall on July 8, 1776, and was called The Taco Bell because people were told they were getting free tacos.
The word ‘patriotism’ comes from the Latin patria, which means ‘homeland’ or ‘fatherland" which really pleased the Germans at the time.
The first public Fourth of July event at the White House occurred in 1804.
Before cars ruled the roadway, the Fourth of July was traditionally the most miserable day of the year for horses, tormented by all the noise and by the boys and girls who threw firecrackers at them.
Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on Independence Day, July 4, 1826 with a little help I'm sure...
If independence had not been achieved, the treasonable act of the signers would have, by law, resulted in their deaths.
In 1941, Congress declared 4th of July a federal legal holiday. It is one of the few federal holidays that have not been moved to the nearest Friday or Monday.
The 1812 Overture is played at many celebrations and actual canons are used for the "booms" another example of Americans stealing stuff because that music was composed by a Russian haha
The movie Independence Day was actual footage brought back in time by Jean Claude Van Damme.
Torrent: Independence Day 1996 Special Edition DVDRip Xvid-Rets
The USA is actually run by cats by their use of mind control to this day.
July 4th is celebrated on every continent because every continent has cats.
Nearly a billion dollars is spent on fireworks for July 4th celebrations.
Fireworks were invented by the Chinese and the largest display in history was in Portugal (2006). The largest fireworks display in America is for the Kentucky Derby kick-off.
Do not image Google "fireworks accidents" because it will make you puke. Suffice it to say, if you get your own fireworks this year please be safe and watch the kids very closely.