11 things you might not know about July 4th

Updated Jul 4, 2022

July 4As we celebrate our liberty from Great Britain this Fourth of July, here is some interesting trivia to test your and your friends’ knowledge on this fireworks- and hot dog-filled day.

  • The Liberty Bell rang to summon the Philadelphia citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 8, 1776.
  • The Declaration of Independence was actually voted on July 2. It wasn’t until July 4 that it was completely written and signed.
  • New York has the largest fireworks show in the United States. Fireworks have been linked to this holiday since 1777 when Congress approved them for this day.
  • Three U.S. presidents died on July 4.
  • Dave Righetti of the New York Yankees threw a no-hitter on July 4, 1983.
  • The word “patriotism” comes from the Latin patria, which means “homeland or “fatherland.”
  • In 2010, the U.S. imported $190.7 million of fireworks from China.
  • Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on Independence Day: July 4, 1826.
  • Eleven places have “independence” in their name.
  • Five places adopted the name “freedom.” Freedom, California, with 6,000 residents, has the largest population among these.
  • There is one place named “patriot” — Patriot, Indiana, with a population of 202.
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