Did you know that July 2nd is technically America’s real Independence Day, and that we celebrate on the 4th because that’s when Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence?
In honor of Independence Day, List25 has put together a list of 25 4th of July fun facts. Here are a few of our favorites.
- John Hancock and Charles Thompson were the only men to actually sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776.
- John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe all passed away on a July 4th.
- The Declaration of Independence has been used as inspiration by many other countries in their quest for freedom, such as France, Greece, Poland, Russia, and multiple South American countries.
- The oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in America is the 4th of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island. It’s been happening since 1785.
- About 150 million hot dogs are eaten on the 4th of July.