- July 4, 1776: the representatives of the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence.
- July 4, 1826: Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died.
- July 4, 1870: Congress declares the fourth as a national holiday.
- The first public readings of the Declaration of Independence on Philadelphia's Independence Square was accompanied by ringing bells and band music.
- Fourth food often include hot dogs, corn on the cob and watermelon.
Happy Fourth of July!