The first fireworks celebration on Independence Day was in 1777, before the war had been won. It was to commemorate the first anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
There is in fact something written on the back of the Declaration of Independence but it is not a map or part of a mystery.
It says “Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776.”
There were 56 signers on the Declaration of Independence.
76% get together with family.
26% set off their own fireworks, which is illegal in 4 states.
1916 marked the beginning of the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Americans eat 150 million hot dogs on the 4th of July, which is enough to stretch from DC to LA more than 5 times.
More than 14,000 fireworks displays explode across the country each year.
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show in NYC is the largest in the country, with over 400,000 shells launched. Those shells are launched at a rate of 1,000 per second, and 12,000 pounds of black powder are used to make them shoot up 1,000 feet in the sky. Those fireworks are launched from 6 barges, each carrying 5 miles of wire.