Back
Home » Spirituality
  •  
    Filmi Bollywood
    • Malaika Arora Wishes Everyone A Happy Week With This Yoga Inspiration Post!
    • Amitabh Bachchan GETS REAL About Suffering From Tuebrculosis; Says He Didn’t Know For 8 Years
    • Mika Singh Apologizes For Performing In Pakistan Amidst Growing Tensions Between India & Pak
    • Hrithik Roshan DELIGHTED To Receive An Invitation To Speak At The Prestigious Oxford Union!
    • Aditya Roy Kapur & Supermodel Diva Dhawan To Get ENGAGED? Find Out Here
    • 'Saaho' Song Bad Boy: Prabhas & Jacqueline Fernandez's HOT Chemistry Will Leave You Asking For More!
    • Karan Johar HITS BACK At Accusations Of Hosting 'Drug Party' For B-town Friends; Reveals The Truth!
    • Virat Kohli Is LOVE-STRUCK After Wife Anushka Sharma Poses In A Bikini On The Beach!
    • Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 First Look: Kartik Aaryan Steps Into Akshay Kumar's Shoes As A Ghostbuster!
    • Amidst Cold War, Salman Khan’s Tweet On Priyanka Chopra & Deepika Padukone Surprises Fans!
    • Happy Birthday Gulzar Sahab: These Songs Penned By Him Are PURE GEM!
    • Mission Mangal: Actress Kirti Kulhari Found Akshay Kumar’s Energy Infectious!
    • Vidya Balan Reacts To Giving Major Credits To Akshay Kumar For Mission Mangal Success!
    • Vidya Balan On Changing Times In Bollywood: Male Actors Are Not The Only Ones Pulling Crowds
    • Taapsee Pannu REVEALS WHY She Is Inspired By Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut & Anushka Sharma!
    • Ananya Pandey Got 500 Rupees From ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ Director For Giving A Good Shot!
Fourth Of July: Facts And History
Boldsky | 4th Jul, 2019 02:41 PM

Fourth of July is celebrated as the Independence day of the United States of America and it signifies the birth of the USA as an independent nation. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence in June, 1776. The continental congress decided to declare independence on 2 July 1776. Finally, 4 July was the date when the continental congress agreed on all the edits and changes and approved of all the final wordings of the declaration of independence.

On the other hand, 17 September is celebrated as the Constitution Day, as the anniversary of the date the constitution was signed. However, the date of 4 July did not gain much recognition until the late nineteenth century. After the war of 1812, the political parties came to a mutual agreement as they accepted the version of the Declaration prepared by Jefferson to be legitimate.

They began to print copies of the Declaration and started circulating those. Finally, almost after 100 years of the Declaration was written, Congress declared 4 July as a national holiday in 1870.

However, there are a few little-known facts about this national holiday that most often go unnoticed. They are as follows:

  • The evening of 4 July 1776, was celebrated with fireworks, the way it is commemorated now.
  • Massachusetts was the first state to recognise this day as an official holiday for the federal employees.
  • The first annual 4 July celebration was held in Bristol, Rhode Island, in 1785.
  • Almost 150000 firework celebrations could be witnessed now across the USA on 4 July each year.
  • The shortest 4 July parade takes place in Aptos, California. It covers just two city blocks and measures just 0.6 miles.
  • The American composer John Philip Sousa wrote the most number of 4 July marching songs (135) in the late 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Three American presidents passed away on 4 July and one American president was born on this day.

Image Courtesy: popsugar.com.au

   
 
Health and Life
  • What Are Happy Hormones And 7 Natural Ways To Boost Them
  • Punjab Government Brings 4,500 Journalists Under Health Insurance Scheme
  • Lesser Known Health Benefits Of Camu Camu, Nutrition And Vegan Recipes
    • Amid Fire Breakout In AIIMS, Doctors Helped A Woman Deliver A Baby Girl
    • How Can Birth Control Pills Affect A Woman's Life
    • Dengue Alert In Bangalore: The City Reports 500 Cases In A Day
      • Mugwort: Health Benefits, Uses And Side Effects
      • Sex, Sudoku Or Sugar: Which Can Help Improve Your Brain Health?
      • 6 Impressive Health Benefits Of Kickboxing
        • Disha Patani Shares Kickboxing Video; Here’s Why You Should Also Practice This Combat Sport
        • Testosterone May Help Improve Women's Sexual Life After Menopause
        • New Vaccine For Chlamydia (Genital Bacterial Infection) Passes The Safety Tests
          • Refractory Period: Science Explains Why Men Need Break Between Orgasms
          • Does A Woman's Sex Drive Decrease With Age? What Experts Have To Say
          • Genetically Engineered Human Miniature Livers To Help Test Medicines & Study Diseases
            • Babysitting Your Grandchildren May Help You Live Longer – Reveals Study
            • UN Body Report Urges To Adopt Plant-based Diet To Fight Climate Change
            • Bengaluru Scientists Have Found A New Painkiller For Chronic Or Neuropathic Pain