Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July


Who celebrates a birthday on the 4th of July? Okay, some of these people are dead. I get it – they don’t celebrate birthdays anymore. Just a disclaimer so no one emails me to point out the obvious.
Ann Landers, Neil Simon, Gina
Lollobrigida, Calvin Coolidge, and Louis B. Mayer

Did you know July is national Hot Dog month?
No wonder so many folks belly up to the bar (hot dog cart that is) and order one in the steamy days of summer. During the 4th of July weekend, an estimate 155 million dogs will be consumed. Yummy!

Americans have been celebrating 4th of July since 1777 (bells rung, candles lighted, and firecrackers set off), but do you know when the holiday became a federal mandate?
July 1941
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Who was the 1st member of the Second Continental Congress to sign the Declaration of Independence?
John Hancock – hence why it’s called putting down your John Hancock when signing a document.

Out of our founding fathers who said: “We must all hang together or we shall surely be hung separately”? Still guessing? The old boy was quite useful.
Answer: Benjamin Franklin. See I told you he was useful.


Happy 4th to my fellow Americans.
Thanks for stopping by my porch.

2 comments:

Sherry Davis said...

Okay, the blog site is beautiful. Really. You've outdone yourself. What next?

L.A. Mitchell said...

Thanks for the brush up on history. I should be primed to stumble into a Cash Cab should I find myself in NY :)

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