Friday, June 30, 2017

Fun Facts About Independence Day

With the holiday weekend upon us, this is a great time to celebrate our country for the 4th of July! No matter how you're celebrating this weekend, it can be fun to be armed with new and interesting facts about Independence Day. Keep your friends and family on their toes with these fun facts about the holiday. Whether you need some entertainment for your road trip in mid-MO or fun new facts for your 4th of July BBQ, take a look at the points provided by the best car dealership in mid-MO!

1) The Declaration of Independence was drafted by Thomas Jefferson on a small writing desk that fits on a lap.

2) The Star Spangled Banner was made the official national anthem in 1931.

3) John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both passed away on July 4th of 1826.

4) Only John Hancock and Charles Thompson actually signed the Decoration of Independence on the 4th of July, back in 1776.

5) The youngest to sign the Declaration of Independence was 27 (Thomas Lynch, Jr.) and the eldest was 70 years of age (Benjamin Franklin).

6) China supplies 97% of the imported fireworks.

7) About 150 million hot dogs will be eaten this 4th of July.

8) Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4th of 1872.

9) In 1870, Congress declared the 4th of July as an official holiday.

10) The White House hosted the first party for 4th of July in 1801.

11) Starting back in 1785, the oldest 4th of July Parade in the US that still takes place today was in Bristol, RI.

12) "Under God" was added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954.

13) Only 27 of the 200 prints of the Declaration of Independence are accounted for.

Now that you know some of the interesting and fun facts about 4th of July, you're ready to celebrate! No matter if you plan to stay in town to celebrate with friends or plan to head out of town to enjoy festivities, there are a number of ways to honor our great country. If you are planning a road trip, be sure your car is fueled up, your tires are aired to the proper pressure, and you have an emergency kit in the vehicle. The crew at Spieler's Inc. wishes you and yours a happy AND safe 4th of July Weekend!

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