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Monday, July 3, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Tomorrow is Independence Day in the United States. It's time to celebrate with food, fun and fireworks! This is my favorite summer holiday and I can't wait to enjoy it with family and friends. Hope you all have a great holiday and remember to celebrate safely!

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty."

HINT: (1856-1941), was an American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1916 to 1939.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Independence Day was formally declared on July 2, 1776, when Congress approved the final text of the Declaration. It was not signed until August 2, 1776.

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Three of the first five presidents died on the Fourth of July. Two of them, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, died on the same day in 1826, which possibly dampened the celebrations somewhat. James Monroe, the fifth president, died five years later in 1831.

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John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress, signed the declaration first, and his vast, elaborate signature left little room for the others. The autograph became so famous that the term 'John Hancock' is still used as a synonym for signature in America today.

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Fourth of July celebrations became more common as years passed. In 1870, Congress declared July 4 to be an unpaid national holiday for federal employees. In 1938, Congress changed the legislation to be a paid federal holiday.

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Around 900 copies of the Declaration were created by printer John Dunlap. Only 26 copies, referred to as "The Dunlap Broadsides" are left: 21 are owned by American institutions, two by British institutions and three are privately owned.

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Robert Livingston, a member of the Provincial congress of New York, was one of the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence - but was recalled by his state before he was able to sign it, and missed out on his place in history.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty."

ANSWER: Louis D. Brandeis.

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