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    • 4th of July History

      Liberty bell*Americans began observing the 4th of July as early as 1777, when the first ever major celebration in Philadelphia included a parade, a 13-shot cannon salute and fireworks.

      *To avoid cracking, the Liberty Bell has not rung since 1846. To mark the quintessential day, every 4th of July it is symbolically tapped 13 times.

      *John Adams and Thomas Jefferson are responsible for the bald eagle as the national bird. Benjamin Franklin wanted it to be the turkey.

      *The country’s 30th president, Calvin Coolidge, was born on Independence Day in 1872.

      *Americans consume about 155 million hot dogs on Independence Day; it is the biggest hot dog holiday of the year.

      From the Internet: by Heather Sanders