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Happy Fourth of July! Seriously, I have no idea where I am right now. I might be in a hotel room in LA, or I might be on my flight to China. But I thought this would a perfect time to talk to you about our great country, even as I am currently leaving it.
I love trivia! Here are some interesting facts I trolled the internet for, just for you!
- In 2010, the value of U.S. imports of American flags was $3.2 million dollars. Hilariously, most of these imports of our own flag come from China! Maybe I'll pick one up while I'm there. (source)
- The vote to declare independence from Great Britain actually occurred on July 2nd, 1776. John Adams figured that July 2nd was Independence Day, but the declaration was not read in public until July 4th, which is when everyone started celebrating. (source)
- Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4, 1829. So poetic. (source)
- Congress declared the 4th of July a legal holiday in 1941, and it remains one of the few holidays that has not been moved to the nearest Friday or Monday, a la Memorial Day and Labor Day. (source)
- 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence, but they did not all sign at the same time. 50 men signed it on August 2, 1779, and Thomas McKean was the last to sign it in January of 1777. (source)
Got any more awesome trivia? Leave it here!
I miss you all! Stay awesome!