ARC Electric Company will be closed on Friday, July 4th and re-open on Monday, July 7th. We apologize for any inconvenience but our staff will be home celebrating with their family!
But, while working on images for our website I found some great fun facts about Independence Day – did you know any of these??
1. A Truly Young Nation
The average age of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence was 45. The youngest was Thomas Lynch, Jr (27) of South Carolina. The oldest delegate was Benjamin Franklin (70) of Pennsylvania. The lead author of The Declaration, Thomas Jefferson, was 33.
2. Happy July 2nd
The initial date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress was July 2, 1776.
The next day, John Adams remarked in a letter to his wife Abigail: “The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.”
3. Date for History
Congress revised the Declaration for final approval on July 4, 1776. The only two signers of the Declaration of Independence who later served as President of the United States were John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (bitter rivals) died on the same day, July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration.
4. Enjoy Your Day Off Without Pay
Congress made Independence Day an official unpaid holiday for federal employees in 1870. (In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday)
5. Thank China for Old Glory
87.5% ($2.8 million) of imported U.S. flags are from China.
6. And for Fireworks
97% ($190.7 million) of imported fireworks are from China.
7. The Liberty Bell Tap
Every 4th of July the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped (not actually rung) thirteen times in honor of the original thirteen colonies.
*Thank you interviewangel.com