You may or may not know this about me, but I love fun facts. I whip them out in everyday conversation as much as possible. So in honor of Independence Day, here are some fun facts about our great nation!
The first Independence Day was July 4, 1776, but it wasn’t officially declared a federal legal holiday until 1941.
Our 30th president, Calvin Coolidge, was born on the 4th of July (1872).
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, both signers of the Declaration of Independence, died on July 4, 1826.
Denmark, Norway, England, and Sweden also celebrate holidays on July 4.
There are 11 cities that have “Independence” in their name. The largest is Independence, MO.
The first Independence Day was celebrated in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776, to celebrate the first reading of the Declaration of Independence.