5 things you probably didn’t know about the 4th of July

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Hello and happy 4th of July to all the MorganLinton.com readers in the United States, the Philippines, and Rwanda! As we get close to the nine-year anniversary of my blog it’s incredible to see how my readership has grown and spread across the globe. While over 50% of my readers come from the US, my readership in both Europe and Asia has grown tremendously over the years and I do have readers in the Philippines and Rwanda that are also celebrating today.

If you’re in the US and going to some kind of a 4th of July event, here are five fun facts you can share with people and sound like a history buff, and no, I didn’t know all of these myself so don’t feel bad if you didn’t either.

  1. The colonies did not declare independence on July 4th, they actually did it on the 2nd
  2. As you probably noticed above, 4th of July isn’t just a holiday in the US, it’s also a holiday in the Philippines and Rwanda. In the Philippines it’s called Republic Day and in Rwanda it’s called Liberation Day
  3. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on the 4th of July, not only that, but they died in the same year within around 5 hours of each other
  4. In July of 1776 2.5 million people lived in the United States
  5. The average age of a Declaration of Independence signer was forty-five, the youngest of the fifty-six signers was twenty-six

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  • Joe July 4, 2016, 5:05 pm

    I send email donotreply@wordpress.com because morgan@linton.com Do not go vien as Google and return all to send to you.
    Hi Morgan
    Happy day July 4, 2016 for you and your family.
    Best
    Joe.

    In Rwanda there have been two different indepenèncias in 1962 being the first and the second independence of Rwanda if truth was the July 4, 1994

    Please read now because of this second independence:

    They massacred Tutsis and Ultimately Numerous established an independent, Hutu-dominated state in 1962. The Tutsi-led Rwandan Patriotic Front launched into civil war in 1990. Social tensions erupted in the 1994 genocide, Hutu extremists killed in Which an Estimated 500,000 to 1 million Tutsis and moderate Hutus. The RPF ended the genocide with a military victory.

    The rich Western and Eastern world left to do this without help anyone looking away, because there have oil deposits etc and look away.

    All the independence of the countries of this world and planet earth can not celebrate like other countries where freedom does not exist, very close memories ..

    Rwanda still not been closed.

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