Monday, July 4, 2011

July 4th

I hope everyone had a very happy and safe July 4th.

This morning I checked out some events of July 4 in the past. I'm sure you all know that both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the same day, July 4, 1826. Did you also know that James Monroe died on July 4, but in 1831. It is also the birthday of Calvin Coolidge.

This is the day that the Statue of Liberty was presented to US in Paris in 1884. "America (My Country 'tis of Thee)" was first sung in Boston in 1831. On this day in 1845, Texas voted for annexation to the United States.

It's also the birthday of several other people including Stephen Collins Foster, George Murphy, Louis Armstrong and Mitch Miller.

And, of course, the reason for all the celebrations, we declared our independence from England.

1 comment:

Mary P ms/sss said...

We celebrated the Fourth with music and fireworks first from Washington, DC and then from Boston, MA. In the comfort of our own home, we were filled with love and pride for our country, and prayer for its growth as we face our many problems. God bless America!