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Facts About the 4th You May Not Have Known


Every year we celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, parades, picnics and barbecues. Each year, approximately 150 million hot dogs and 700 million pounds of chicken are consumed on this day. And we all know that we are celebrating the independence of the United States from British rule. We know it as the day the Declaration of Independence was signed. But did you know that John Hancock, one of the wealthiest men in the Thirteen Colonies, having inherited a profitable mercantile business from his uncle, was the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. All t...

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