The Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Fourth of July

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Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on the Fourth of July

As you prepare to celebrate the 238th anniversary of America’s Independence Day, here are five little-known facts about our nation’s birthday that you can use to wow your friends and family at your holiday celebrations.

America didn’t declare its independence on the Fourth of July

 

5. America didn’t declare its independence on the Fourth of July

Depending on your definition of when an official declaration is indeed truly official, the true Independence Day could be considered July 2nd the day in 1776 when the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence from Great Britain. The Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4th.

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