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- 4th of July History
*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