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Ten things you didn’t know about the Fourth of July | BettyConfidential.com

Fireworks on the Fourth of July

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The first Independence Day celebrations weren’t held on July 4.

The colonists waited until July 25, 1776 instead. Celebrations took place in Williamsburg, Virginia; Trenton, New Jersey; and New York City. Residents of the first two cities had parades; New Yorkers, who were pretty tough even in those days, decided to melt a lead statue of the British King George III to make bullets.

The father of our country didn’t mind a little booze.

For the celebration in 1778, George Washington issued a double allowance of rum to each of his soldiers. It’s not known if he issued any to himself. But if he did, he deserved it.

via Ten things you didn’t know about the Fourth of July | BettyConfidential.com.

Strange Random July 4th Quote:
“The basis of a democratic state is liberty.” – Aristotle (Ancient Greek Philosopher, Scientist and Physician, 384 BC322 BC)

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