Fourth of July Trivia

Fourth of July Trivia

US FLAG.jpgAs we celebrate the birth of our nation this 4th of July Test your 4th of July Trivia knowlege.

Q: What day did most signers of the Declaration of Independence actually sign the document?
A: Aug. 2, 1776.

Q: How many people signed the Declaration of Independence on July Fourth?

A: Two

Q: Three of the first five presidents died on the Fourth of July:

A: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. Adams, the second president, and Jefferson, the third, died on the same day in 1826, the 50th anniversary.

Q: Which president was born on the Fourth of July?

A: Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president, in 1872.

Q: What other countries celebrate the Fourth of July?

A: Denmark, England, Norway, Portugal and Sweden. Denmark Danes and Norwegians celebrate American Independence Day because thousands emigrated to the U.S. in the early 1900s. Other European countries, like England, Portugal and Sweden, hold celebrations near American military bases and or spots frequented by American tourists to boost travel during early July.

Q: When did the Fourth of July become a legal federal holiday?

A: 1938

Q: Is there something written on the back of the Declaration of Independence?

A: Yes. It might not be a treasure map as Nicholas Cage’s character claims in “National Treasure,” but there is apparently a message written upside down at the bottom of the signed document: “Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776.” It’s not known who wrote it or when. Since parchment was usually rolled up during the Revolutionary War years, it’s thought this memo served as a label.

This and more at www.fourthofjulytrivia.com

Have a great 4th of July Celebration!

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