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.
- The colonies did not declare independence on July 4th, they actually did it on the 2nd
- 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
- 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
- In July of 1776 2.5 million people lived in the United States
- The average age of a Declaration of Independence signer was forty-five, the youngest of the fifty-six signers was twenty-six