25 4th Of July Fun Facts That Will Make You Want To Celebrate…I Can’t Believe #22 Actually Happened

Posted by , Updated on July 4, 2016

The 4th of July is here, and it’s time to celebrate! Bring out that grill and get ready for a crazy independence day cookout! Go purchase big, loud, and colorful fireworks, and color the night sky with a dazzling spectacle of lights! But with all the fun and festivities, be sure to take some time to remember why we celebrate this momentous day. Are you excited? We hope so, because this Independence Day is going to be AMAZING. To help you get in a celebratory spirit, we present to you these 25 4th of July Fun Facts That Will Make You Want To Celebrate.

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"Yankee Doodle," a popular American patriotic song, was originally sung prior to the Revolution by British military officers in mockery of the unorganized and buckskin-wearing “Yankees.”

yankee singing "Yankee Doodle"commons.wikimedia.org
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The "Star Spangled Banner" was written by Francis Scott Key and was originally a poem stemming from his observations in 1814 concerning the British attack on Baltimore's Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. It was later put to music, though not decreed the official national anthem until 1931.

The "Star Spangled Banner" was written by Francis Scott Keysimple.wikipedia.org
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Including John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (mentioned earlier), a total of three US presidents have died on July 4th. James Monroe is the third president to share this fate.

John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Moore
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Conversely, America's 30th President, Calvin Coolidge, was born on July 4, 1872.

America's 30th President, Calvin Coolidgecommons.wikimedia.org
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In 1776, about 2.5 million people lived in the United States verses 311.7 million people in 2011.

people who lived in the United Statesfotopedia.com

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