Well, it almost goes without saying, but we all do, Happy 4th July! Another year older and lets hope wiser, but when you look at the world you begin to wonder if the human race will ever learn.
For those that know me, you’ll be aware that I’m originally from England and contrary to a number of friends and acquaintances, no we don’t celebrate this holiday back in England. As I say, ‘we don’t celebrate our loses’, but I do add that I’m glad we did otherwise I won’t be here in the US now.
Something I didn’t know until I looked it up on Wikipedia was that:
Historians have long disputed whether Congress actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, even though Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin all later wrote that they had signed it on that day.
Most historians have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly believed.
Coincidentally, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but another Founding Father who became a President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, thus becoming the third President in a row who died on the holiday. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872, and, so far, is the only U.S. President to have been born on Independence Day.
Now fancy that, no matter what, have a great day.
Welcome to my world