Ten things you didn't know about the Fourth of July

The secret history of our nation's greatest holiday!
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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About the Fourth of July

The secret history of our nation’s greatest holiday!

-Jane Farrell

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The first Independence Day celebrations weren’t held on July 4.
The colonists waited until July 25, 1776 instead. Celebrations took place in Williamsburg, Virginia; Trenton, New Jersey; and New York City. Residents of the first two cities had parades; New Yorkers, who were pretty tough even in those days, decided to melt a lead statue of the British King George III to make bullets.

The father of our country didn’t mind a little booze.
For the celebration in 1778, George Washington issued a double allowance of rum to each of his soldiers. It’s not known if he issued any to himself. But if he did, he deserved it.


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0 thoughts on “Ten things you didn't know about the Fourth of July

  1. deborah says:

    I had fireworks at my wedding, and it was amazing!

  2. MaryMack says:

    Excellent faqs, thanks :-) Happy Independence Day!!!! Happy 4th and 25th of July :-)

  3. Blanquita says:

    Yes but how many of those non-citizen soldiers died on the front lines before getting citizenship?

  4. girleegirl says:

    George Washington was the best with that rum!!!

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