Sunday, July 05, 2015

COLLECTION: Victorinox Classic United States of America National Flag 58mm (1990s)

4th of July marks the Independence day of the United States of America.  I will not rehash here information on the independence day but will list some fun facts instead after the photos .

Fun facts from this article: 4th of July by the Numbers from and 10 Interesting 4th of July Facts from

  • 150 Million hotdogs are consumed during the celebrations enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times
  • On this day, 80% will attend a BBQ, picnic or cookout, 76% get together with family, 66% display an American flag, 63% will attend a fireworks display, 32% will attend a fourth of July parade and 26% will set-off their own fireworks.
  • The 4th of July Parade in Bristol Rhode Island is the oldest continuous celebration dating back to 1785.
  • According to Caesar Cardini's daughter, the Caesar salad was invented on July 4th. Yes! Caesar salad is not related to Julius Caesar from Roman times! hahaha!
  • John Hancock was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence and penned the largest signature in the document.
  • In 1781, Massachusetts became the first state to declare July 4th as a state holiday. 
  • Independence day celebrations became more popular and widespread after the war of 1812.
  • Congress declared July 4 Independence Day as a federal legal holiday in 1941.
  • Three U.S. Presidents died on July 4th, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4, 1826 and James Monroe died five years later in 1831.
  • John Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the USA was born on July 4th 1872.


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