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Three former U.S. presidents: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, two founders of the Declaration of Independence, died on July 4, 1826.

James Monroe died on the 4th in 1831.

Americans began celebrating the 4th as Independence Day in 1777, but Congress didn’t make it an official holiday until 1870.

Calvin Coolidge, the nation’s 30th President was born on Independence Day, as was Malia Obama, daughter of Barack.

More than 155 million hot dogs will be consumed in America this 4th of July.

In July of 1776, America had a population of 2.5 million people. The latest 2015 census has our population at over 325 million!

To avoid further cracking, the Liberty Bell has not been rung since 1846. Instead, today it is symbolically tapped 13 times to mark the special occasion.

The APA estimates that more than 14,000 professional fireworks displays will light up the skies this coming 4th of July.

97% of imported fireworks are made in China. 87% of imported U.S. flags are also made in China.

In 1954, the words, “under God” were added to the Pledge of Allegiance.

The oldest, continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States is the 4th of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island; it began in 1785.