Posted by Heather Evans on June 28, 2019
| Last Updated: April 19, 2022
Happy 4th From Us To You!
In honor of the holiday we will be closing at 2pm today and closed for the entire day tomorrow, July 4th. We will re-open on Friday, July 5th with normal business hours.
We hope you have a happy and safe holiday weekend. What’s your big plan for the day/weekend? If you need some cook-out trivia we’ve got your back! Find some good ol’ USA fun facts below!
There were approximately 2.5 million people living in America when it became an independent nation in 1776.
Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence. The document was written by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston. Jefferson wrote most of it since he was considered the most talented writer of the group.
John Hancock was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. Because the space which he signed on the document was completely blank, his signature turned out to be the largest. That’s how the modern term “John Hancock” was coined in reference to someone’s signature.
Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence: July 4, 1826. James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, also died on the 4th of July, but in 1831.
The first 4th of July party was officially celebrated at the White House in 1801.