Showing posts with label July 4th. Show all posts
Showing posts with label July 4th. Show all posts

Jun 30, 2017

July 4th

Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States, died the same day in 1826 as John Adams, second president of the United States, on the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. A few years later, fellow founding father, and fifth President of the United States, James Monroe passed away on July 4th, 1831. Interesting that three of the first five American presidents died on the 4th of July.


Incidentally, The people of France offered the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World to the people of the United States on July 4th, 1884.

Jul 3, 2015

Happy July 4th

Tomorrow is July 4, and is Independence Day in the US. It is commonly known as the Fourth of July or July Fourth and is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain (but we are still friends).