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4th of July Numbers and Fun Facts

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Have a HAPPY and SAFE 4th of July!

The Declaration of Independence was signed for more than 2 years after the Boston Tea Party.

The Continental Congress voted for Independence on July 2, 1776, but didn’t approve the declaration until the 4th.

In 1781 Massachusetts became the first state to make July 4th a state holiday.

Bristol, Rhode Island is home to the oldest continuous Fourth of July Celebration dating back to 1785

Independence Day festivities became more wide spread after the War of 1812

Founding Father’s John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4th, 1826 - 50 years to the day after Independence Day.

On the 4th Americans Eat 150 million hot dogs. ~Enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than 5 times

The Nathan’s Famous Hot dog eating contest at Coney Island and Began in 1916

The Record is held currently by Joey Chestnut at 72 Hot dogs (including Buns)

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show in NY city is the largest in the country

12,000 Pounds of Black Powder used to launch the shells

The fireworks are launched from 6 barges, each carrying 5 miles of wire!!

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