Happy Independence Day!

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Everyone loves to eat a plate of BBQ, and later on watch a fireworks display. This glorious day is also one to harken back to July 4, 1776 when 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence. Rush Limbaugh has at his website a copy of a speech his father gave about these 56 men. Take a little time to read it here.

There are eight historical events that occurred on the 4th of July.

1776

US congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain
US congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain

1826

John Adams, 2nd president (1797-1801), dies at 90
John Adams, 2nd president (1797-1801), dies at 90
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president (1801-09), dies at 83
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president (1801-09), dies at 83

1831

James Monroe, 5th president (1817-25), dies at 73
James Monroe, 5th president (1817-25), dies at 73

1863

General Meade defeats General Lee who leaves Gettysburg
General Meade defeats General Lee who leaves Gettysburg
Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Union forces led by General Grant
Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Union forces led by General Grant

1872

Calvin Coolidge, [Silent Cal], born in Plymouth Vt, 30th pres (1923-29)
Calvin Coolidge, [Silent Cal], born in Plymouth Vt, 30th pres (1923-29)
1884

Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris
Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris

Cross-posted at Unified Patriots

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