Top 10 Fourth of July Facts
-There are 31 patriotic places nationwide with “liberty” in their name.
-There are more than 81 million Americans who will take part in a barbecue this year, mostly on July 4th.
-Americans will spend $92 million on chips and $60.3 million on dip, and will spend over $600 million on fireworks.
-Three notable presidents have died on July 4th. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on the same day, July 4h 1826. James Monroe died five years later.
-One out of four Americans don’t know the country from which America won its independence.
-July 4th is the biggest beer-selling holiday of the year.
-The Star Spangled Banner was originally a poem written by Francis Scott Key. It wasnt declared Americas National Anthem until 1931.
-Americas oldest Fourth of July celebration is in Bristol, Road Island.
-The first Fourth of July party held in the White House was in 1801 with President Thomas Jefferson.
-Fourth of July was not declared a national holiday until the Address of President Franklin D Roosevelt in 1941.
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