I love the 4th of July – it always feels like summer has finally arrived. Hanging a flag outside your home has been a tradition and one that I celebrate every year. If you don’t have yours out yet, I hope you take a moment and find it today! Stay safe and have fun!
Here are some fun 4th facts!
*More than an estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on July 4th. That’s roughly one hot dog for every two people in the United States.
*More than 74 million Americans will BBQ on July 4th.
*The first Fourth of July party was held at the White House in 1801.
*The Fourth of July was not declared a national holiday until 1941.
*The stars on the original American flag were arranged in a circle to ensure that all colonies were represented equally.
*Three U.S. presidents have died on July 4th: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Five years later, James Monroe died on July 4, 1831.
*Calvin Coolidge is the only U.S. president born on the 4th of July, in 1872.