9 Fourth of July Fun Facts for your Weekend BBQ – Provided by The Jonville Team

The Jonville Team - 4th of July Fun Facts

Dear Neighbor,
If you’re like us, you’ll be spending this American Holiday with neighbors and friends around the BBQ and waiting for fireworks to light up the sky. Whatever you do, everyone at The Jonville Team wishes you a fun and healthy 4th of July. In the spirit of fun, we’ve provided 9 interesting facts to share with friends and family at the party.

9 Fourth of July Fun Facts to Share at your BBQ…

Hot Dogs Hot Dogs and more Hot Dogs…
According to TIME magazine, the fourth is the "biggest hot dog holiday of the year," with Americans reportedly consuming about 155 million of them on Independence Day alone.
Flea Market From $4.00 to MILLIONS…
In 1989, a man found an original copy of the Declaration of Independence hidden in the back of a picture frame he bought at a flea market for $4.00. One of the few surviving copies from the official first printing of the Declaration, it was in excellent condition and sold for $8.1 million in 2000.
Fort Knox Mission Impossible…
Just over two weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the signed Declaration was evacuated out of Washington, D.C. Under the supervision of armed guards, the founding document was packed in a specially designed container, latched with padlocks, sealed with lead and placed in a larger box and delivered to Fort Knox.
Disney The Mouse House…
The Walt Disney Company is said to be the world’s largest consumer of fireworks in the United States. The park also launches the fireworks with compressed air instead of gunpowder to reduce fumes and gain better height and timing.
26 What were you doing at 26?…
The oldest signer of the Declaration of Independence was Benjamin Franklin at 70 years old. The youngest was Edward Rutledge, a lawyer from South Carolina who was only 26 at the time.
Thomas and John New meaning of putting your life into your work...
In a bizarre twist of fate, the two founders of America’s Independence died within hours of each other on July 4th. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4, 1826.
Population Feeling cramped…
The year the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation was 2.5 million. Today, the population is around 320 million.
National Bird - Turkey? He must have been hungry…
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson are responsible for the bald eagle as the national bird; Benjamin Franklin wanted it to be the turkey.
Party George George Washington would have wanted it this way…
On July 4, 1778 George Washington celebrated the anniversary of our Nation’s Independence by issuing double rations of rum to his soldiers. Cheers!

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Happy 4th!


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Nicolas & Jena Jonville, Anne, Brooke, Paige, Pascale, Stephanie & Todd, REALTORS
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