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25 Fun Facts About 4th of July

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According to author Kenneth C. Davis, July 2nd is the real day of Independence, but it’s celebrated on the fourth because that’s when congress accepted Jefferson’s declaration.

Statue of Liberty with July 2nd

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Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on a “laptop,” which was a writing desk that could fit on one’s lap.

laptopen.wikipedia.org

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Thomas Jefferson changed the wording of the Declaration of Independence from “the pursuit of property” to “the pursuit of happiness.”

"the pursuit of happiness"flickr.com

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John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826.

Graves of John Adams and Thomas Jeffersonen.wikipedia.org

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Only two men signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776 — John Hancock and Charles Thompson.

John Hancock and Charles Thompson

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