Thursday, July 4, 2013

Did You Know?

Three US Presidents died on the Fourth of July.

There have been 28 different versions of the American flag. The most recent one is the result of a school project by 17-year-old Robert Heft in 1958 who initially got a B-. After his flag design won the national competition to become our next flag, his teacher raised the grade to an A.

The Fourth of July was not a national holiday until 1941.

The song Yankee Doodle was originally sung by British soldiers to mock the buckskin clad Yankees they fought with during the French and Indian War. NOT SO MUCH AFTER THEY GOT WHIPPED THOUGH!

Around 150 million hot dogs are heartily enjoyed and consumed on the fourth.

The original American flag had 13 stars arranged in a circle so that the 13 colonies would all be equal.

7 signers of the Declaration of Independence were Harvard men.

Over 87% of US flags are imported from China.

Only 2 signers of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, served as Presidents.

In 1776 there were approximately 2.5 million people living in the newly independent US. Today it's estimated to be over 315 million people.

Every Fourth of July, the Liberty Bell is tapped 13 times to honor the original 13 colonies.

We hope you have a wonderful and thankful Fourth of July!!!

xo xo Liz & Adrian 

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