Ifound out some interesting facts about Independence day that I thought I would share.
The Declaration of Independence wasn’t signed on July 4, 1776. It was signed on July 1, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, and on the following day 12 of the 13 colonies voted in favor of Richard Henry Lee’s motion for independence. The delegates then spent the next two days debating and revising the language of a statement drafted by Thomas Jefferson. On July 4, Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence, and as a result the date is celebrated as Independence Day.
Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826. The fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence
Five years to the day after Adams and Jefferson died — on July 4, 1831 — the fifth President, James Monroe, passed away.
Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born in Vermont on July 4th, 1872!
The Fourth of July become a legal federal holiday 1870. Then, in 1938, Congress reaffirmed the holiday to make sure all workers received full pay.
If you are interested, here is a link to 9 Things you may not know about the Declaration of Independence.
I hope everyone has a safe and holiday.