Are you brushed up on your 4th of July trivia?
There is plenty of 4th of July trivia worth knowing ahead of Independence Day. From what presidents died on the day of our nation’s independence to what the American flag symbolizes, here are six facts to know about the 4th of July:
- John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on July 4.
- The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia.
- Congress declared the 4th of July a paid federal holiday in 1938.
- Calvin Coolidge is the only president to be born on the 4th of July.
- The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped 13 times every 4th of July in honor of the original 13 colonies.
- The Flag of the United States uses the colors red, white and blue to represent bravery and valor, purity and loyalty respectively. The 50 stars represent the 50 states and the 13 stripes represent the 13 colonies.
What other 4th of July trivia do you know?
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