A Lot of History Happened on July 4

On July 4, 1776, America's Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Do you know about other events in U.S. history that fell on the Fourth?

By Emily Louise Bowman

July 2022

A Lot of History Happened on July 4

(State Dept./D. Thompson)

Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4 because that’s when, in 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, eventually transforming 13 English colonies into the United States of America.

Whether by plan or by chance, a lot of other firsts happened on the Fourth of July. Here are a few:

Facts about significant July 4 events from 1781 to 1997 (State Dept./D. Thompson)
(State Dept./D. Thompson) 

Courtesy ShareAmerica


3 responses to “A Lot of History Happened on July 4”

  1. Amrit Lal Rawal says:

    Congratulations to the people of United States of America on their independence day.

  2. Shiv Chandra Mathur says:

    Thanks for sharing interesting information.

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