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{July 4, 2009}   Some interesting facts about 4th July…

Feel Proud! Its Independence Day. The day has come for which we all were waiting so anxiously. Nothing can compare with feelings, pride and joy for this day that makes our soul overwhelmed. Isn’t it!
In article of today we’ll be telling some interesting facts about 4th July. Here are they:

  • 4th July was first celebrated on July 8, 1776 after signing “Declaration of Independence” on July 4, 1776.
  • There was no legal holiday for 4th july before 1941.
  • First two versions of the Liberty Bell had to be melted down and recast as they were defected. The third version rang every Fourth of July from 1778 to 1835, and cracked when it was being tolled for death of Chief Justice John Marshall.
  • There are five places which adopted the name “freedom” among which Freedom, California, with 6,000 residents, has largest population.
  • The first person who signed “Declaration of Independence” was John Hancock. He was a very ambitious politician and he signed his name in a very large manner on center of document, that everyone else would have to sign around his name in very small print.
  • Francis Scott Key wrote lyrics for “The Star Spangled Banner” in 1814 and it was set to tune of a popular British drinking song.
  • Thomas Jefferson who was author of the Declaration and a future President, died on July 4, 1826. After few hours, on that same day, John Adams, another signer and President, also passed. Another fact was that it was 50th anniversary of the historic signing. What a coincidence!!

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