Monday, July 4, 2016

4th of July Fun Facts 2016 #4thofJuly

The United States is turning 240 years old this year! That's amazing. Here are some really cool facts about our nation and the 4th of July:

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, 2 of our founding fathers, died on the same day - 4th July 1826.  50 years after the Declaration of Independence.

200 copies of the Declaration of Independence were drafted, but only 27 are accounted for.

Congress declared the 4th of July an official holiday - in 1870!

The Star Spangled Banner was inspired by the War of 1812. A poem put to music, it became the USA's official national anthem in 1931.

President Calvin Coolidge was born on the 4th of July - in 1872!

Benjamin Franklin was 70 years old when he signed the Declaration of Independence.

Really?? 87% of American flags are made in China.

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

It's all about the Fireworks!
The 4th wouldn't be the 4th without fireworks. 97% of fireworks in the USA come from China.

My favorite place to celebrate the 4th of July is on Catalina Island. I love watching the fireworks explode over the bay. I also like seeing the golf cart parade. There's always a lot of variety. The USC marching band opens up the parade and plays in the casino in the evening. There's plenty of time to BBQ, too!

And the 4th wouldn't be the 4th without my Old Navy Flag Shirt.

The 4th is a fun holiday to celebrate the birth of a nation, but let's not forget how unique it is. 

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Have a great 4th and thanks for stopping by!

Question: What do you do to make the 4th special for you?


  1. I have a few favorite 4th of July shirts I trade off wearing.

  2. I have a few favorite 4th of July shirts I trade off wearing.

  3. Love the festive family with matching flag shirts! I forgot to put my decorations out this year, since we were away, but we did wear our festive red,white,and blue outfits!