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

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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According to author Kenneth C. Davis, July 2nd is the real day of Independence, but it's celebrated on the fourth because that's when congress accepted Jefferson's declaration.

Statue of Liberty with July 2nd
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Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on a "laptop," which was a writing desk that could fit on one's lap.

laptopen.wikipedia.org
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Thomas Jefferson changed the wording of the Declaration of Independence from "the pursuit of property" to "the pursuit of happiness."

"the pursuit of happiness"flickr.com
22

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826.

Graves of John Adams and Thomas Jeffersonen.wikipedia.org
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Only two men signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776 -- John Hancock and Charles Thompson.

John Hancock and Charles Thompson


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