Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Fourth of July Trivia


Memories of picnics, family reunions and barbeques may be what you associate the fourth of July with. Whatever your plans are for this one here’s a bit of trivia, on American History, you can share with friends or Family.

-The Declaration of Independence was adopted by Congress on July 4th, although the resolution that led to the writing of the Declaration was actually approved two days earlier.

-While July 4th is celebrated as America's official split from Britain's rule and the beginning of the American Revolution, the actual series of events show that the process took far longer than a single day. All of this had occurred with some of the delegates to the Congress not even present. New York, for example, didn't vote on the resolution until July 9th.

-The American National Anthem, known as the Star-Spangled Banner, was written by Francis Scott-Key in 1814. The song was an immediate hit with American revolutionaries. It was not until 1931 that the Star-Spangled Banner officially became the American National Anthem.

Have a fun and SAFE Fourth of July

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