Sorry for the terrible dog puns. We just wanted to let you know that our offices will be closed for the 4th of July holiday Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th. Have an awesome, amazing, safe 4th of July and we'll regroup after the holiday. If anything comes up that just can't wait, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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And now, a little 4th of July Trivia to get us in the holiday mood.
Why is Independence Day celebrated on July 4th? Most of us know from grade school history that July 4th was the date on the Declaration of Independence, and that is correct. But did you know July 2nd was the date the less exciting resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress? The true legislative date of our independence. Adams thought July 2, the day the Second Continental Congress voted in Philadelphia to declare independence from Britain, should be the day patriots celebrated.
Most historians agree the Declaration was actually signed on August 2nd, 1776. About a month after its adoption and not on July 4th as is commonly accepted.
Belive it or Not (it's true): Two of our founding fathers, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both of whom signed the Declaration of Independence and went on to serve as President of the United States, died on July 4th, 1826.
Another Founding Father who became President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, becoming the third President in a row to die on Independence Day.
Which president was born on July 4? It was Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president, in 1872.
Is there something written on the back of the Declaration of Independence? Yes! It’s said the following is written upside down and backwards: “Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776.” It’s not known who wrote it, or when. In Revolutionary War years, parchment was rolled up, so this probably served as a message.
How many people lived in the U.S. when the Declaration was signed? 2.5 million. Wow. The current population of Brooklyn, where Cyber-NY is located, is 2.7 million. 5 million passengers use the NYC subway system each day so you could literally have the entire population of 1776 U.S. visit Cyber-NY and return home in one day if they all happened to be in the city. And had metrocards. And a subway system.
Which country gained independence from the United States on July Fourth? The Philippines in 1946.
What will a gallon of gas cost this 4th of July? On average, a 12 year low of $2.21! For the first time its 17-year history, consumer data tool GasBuddy is projecting that gasoline prices will be lower on the Fourth of July than they were on New Year's Day. Don't worry about the gas companies. They'll make it all back during hurricane season later in the summer when prices tend to spike.
Have a Great 4th of July!