Five Fun Facts: Happy 243rd Birthday, America!July 4, 2019
Happy Birthday, America! We that you all are having a fun and safe holiday!! Today, we wanted to send you off to the fireworks and BBQs with a few fun facts about this awesome holiday, plus some oh-so-summery Red Cap picks from us to you. Enjoy!
1. America’s 243rd Independence Day will be celebrated on Thursday, July 4, 2019…thats a lot of candles!
2. The Second Continental Congress actually voted to declare independence from Britain on July 2 — not July 4. It took two days to have the official document prepared, hence the big “July 4, 1776” at the top of the Declaration.
3. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, the Fourth of July is the most popular day for grilling.
4. In 2017, the United States imported $280 million in fireworks.
5. Three U.S. Presidents have died on July 4: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on the very same 4th of July in 1826, and James Monroe died on July 4th, 1831.