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Happy Birthday America! The Big 240!


Did you know that 3 U.S. Presidents have died on July 4th? We really should celebrate July 2nd (not the 4th)? July 4th is one of the 4 federal holidays that are celebrate on the same day every year.

See more at: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/july-4th

From Wikipedia.org
During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain rule.[5][6] After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4.

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