Help Spread The Word by Becoming a Supporting Member and/or Sharing Your Favorite Episodes on Social Media
July 4, 2022

Since It's The Fourth of July Let's Have Some Fun


Happy Fourth of July! Enjoy our holiday message including 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Fourth of July!

Enjoy and benefit from the daily messages? Help us spread the word by sharing the podcast with social media, friends and family. Or consider becoming a supporting member by clicking this link. Membership does have it's rewards after all!

Transcript


Since It's The Fourth of July Let's Have Some Fun

You may wonder, “Why do we celebrate the 4th of July? What does it mean?” Well, this day is incredibly significant in American history, as it marks the day the United States officially became its own nation. The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4th, 1776—and thus, America was born. American citizens celebrate America’s birthday with festivals, parades, fireworks, barbecues, sparklers, and other festive activities.

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Fourth of July (from the website Mental Floss)

1. The Declaration of Independence wasn't signed on July 4 (or in July at all... actually August 2nd).

2. The first Fourth of July celebrations weren't much different from today's.

3. Eating salmon on the Fourth of July is a tradition in New England.

4. Massachusetts was the first state to recognize the Fourth of July.

5. The oldest annual Fourth of July celebration is held in Bristol, Rhode Island.

6. The shortest Fourth of July parade is in Aptos, California.

7. There are around 15,000 Independence Day fireworks celebrations every year.

8. Americans eat an obscene number of hot dogs on the Fourth of July (about 150 million).

9. Americans also spend billions on food to celebrate the Fourth of July.

10. Three presidents have died, and one was born, on the Fourth of July.
Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Monroe. Clavin Coolidge was born on the 4th.

So go fire up the bbq and watch some fireworks and have a super yummy day!

Talk to you tomorrow!