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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Fourth of July.....Some Red White and Blue Trivia!

Hello Glitterinas!

Do you have plans for the 4th of July?

Maybe you are traveling to a big blow out.....
or, like us,
you are hosting a get together of family and friends!

You might be planning on watching the amazing 
fireworks spectacle that's hosted by major sponsors
each year and is televised.

In your comfy chair, with popcorn and a 
fizzy drink......
you just might have the best seat around!

My offering to you on this 
4th of July eve is some
fun trivia mixed in with some snaps of the red, white,
and blue touches that decorate 
our home this time of year.

Ready....

Set.....

Go.....

How many people signed the Declaration of Independence 
on July 4th?




Two




What day did most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence 
actually sign the document?




August 2, 1776




Were any of our presidents born on the 4th of July?




Yes




Who were they?




Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, in 1872




Have any of our presidents died on the 4th of July?



Yes



How many and who were they?



Three

John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
James Monroe




Most of the Founding Fathers agreed that July 4th was the day to 
celebrate our independence from Great Britain......except one....
who was he and when did he think patriots should celebrate?




John Adams
He thought July 2nd should be Independence Day 
because that was the day the Continental Congress 
voted to declare our independence.




When did July 4th become a legal federal holiday?




1870
And again, in 1938, Congress reaffirmed the holiday 
to make sure all workers received full pay.




Is there anything on the back of the 
Declaration of Independence?




Yes!

"Original Declaration of Independence 
dated 4th July 1776"
It's not known who wrote the note, but 
I think it was written as a note to any future 
owner or holder of this amazing piece of parchment!





When and where were fireworks first used to celebrate 
the 4th of July?




1777
They were set off over Philadelphia.





What else was used in the first few years to celebrate?




Bonfires and bells




How many people lived in the U.S. when the 
Declaration of Independence was signed?




2.5 million




Which newspaper first printed the 
Declaration of Independence?




The Pennsylvania Evening Post




Which president first held a 4th of July celebration 
at the White House?




Thomas Jefferson


Good job, Glitterinas......you made it through the last question!

How many answers did you know?

I knew the answer to about 
four of them.

Thank you, International Business Times, for
the great trivia!

I wish each of you a wonderful, peaceful, 
fun, and safe 
Fourth of July!



Safe travels and wear your sunscreen, Glitterinas!

Until next time,
Tammy



Thankful for:

*  being a citizen of the best country
in the world

*  all the freedoms I have as 
an American citizen








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