Here are a few facts or Trivia you may not have known about the Fourth of July.
- Three U.S. Presidents actually died on July 4th. Two of them passed away within hours of each other on July 4, 1826: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. The other was James Monroe who died on July 4, 1831.
- The fourth of July commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was initially adopted by Congress on July 2, 1776, but then it was revised and the final version was adopted 2 days later.
- The first public fourth of July event at the White House occurred in 1804.
- The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence did not sign at the same time, nor did they sign on July 4, 1776. The official event occurred on August 2, 1776 when 50 men signed it.
- In 1941, Congress declared 4th of July a federal legal holiday. It is one of the few federal holiday that have not been moved to the nearest Friday or Monday.
- The names of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were withheld from the public for more than six months to protect the signers. If independence had not been achieved, the treasonable act of the signers would have, by law, resulted in their deaths.
Fireworks Celebrations Around Arizona
Phoenix- Steele Indian School Park 6-10PM Event Info
Chandler Fireworks- Tumbleweed Park 4-10:30PM Event Info
Gilbert Fireworks- Lindsay and Germann Rd. 8:30PM Event Info
Queen Creek Fireworks- Schnepf Farms 4-9PM Event Info
Happy Fourth of July!