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.
US congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain
John Adams, 2nd president (1797-1801), dies at 90
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president (1801-09), dies at 83
James Monroe, 5th president (1817-25), dies at 73
General Meade defeats General Lee who leaves Gettysburg
Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Union forces led by General Grant
Calvin Coolidge, [Silent Cal], born in Plymouth Vt, 30th pres (1923-29)
Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris
Cross-posted at Unified Patriots
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