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4th of July 2019

Article By: Sid Lezamiz
Published: Published: Jul 1, 2019 | Updated: Feb 20, 2024 at 11:02 am
Categories: General Audience
Tags: Holiday | Idaho

4th of July 2019
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Independence Day (colloquially the Fourth of July or July 4) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain, King George III, and were now united, free, and independent states. The Congress had voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2, but it was not declared until July 4.

Q: In what year was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

A: 1776

Q: Who is considered the principle author of the Declaration of Independence?

A: Thomas Jefferson

Q: Which department store has sponsored Fourth of July fireworks in NYC for the last 43 years?

A: Macy’s.  This year fireworks will be launched off barges in the East River near the                     Brooklyn Bridge.

Q: How many colonies signed the Declaration of Independence?

A: Thirteen

Q: What do the thirteen stripes on the U.S. flag represent?

A: Each stripe represents one of the original thirteen colonies.

Q: In which city was the Declaration of Independence signed?

A: Philadelphia, PA

Q: Which man is remembered for his large, stylish signature on the Declaration of            Independence?

A: John Hancock

Q: Where are the fireworks in Twin Falls, ID on the 4th of July 2019?

A: College of Southern Idaho at about 10 P.M.

Q: What is the oldest 4th of July celebration?

A: Held since 1785, the Bristol Fourth of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island, is the oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July 2019 holiday!