Happy Independence Day!

The U.S. Army Chorus performed The Battle Hymn of the Republic at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library in April of 2013.

Here”s some Independence Day trivia to impress your friends with via The International Business Times:

What day did most signers of the Declaration of Independence actually sign the document?

Aug. 2, 1776.

How many people signed the Declaration of Independence on July Fourth?


Three of the first five presidents died on the Fourth of July:

John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. Adams, the second president, and Jefferson, the third, died on the same day in 1826, the 50th anniversary.

Which president was born on the Fourth of July?

Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president, in 1872.

What other countries celebrate the Fourth of July?

Denmark, England, Norway, Portugal and Sweden. Denmark  Danes and Norwegians celebrate American Independence Day because thousands emigrated to the U.S. in the early 1900s. Other European countries, like England, Portugal and Sweden, hold celebrations near American military bases and or spots frequented by American tourists to boost travel during early July.

I did not know that. More at the link.

Another thing I did not know courtesy of Twitchy: : Wow, America is 2014 years old today!

There’s a bunch of people saying this. If it’s a joke, I don’t get it.

See Also:

The Conversation for some Independence Day Quotes From America’s Founding Fathers.

Newsbusters: For the Fourth, 5 Songs You May Not Know are Un-Patriotic

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