Fun Facts About The Fourth of July

happy independence day redlands caOn this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.

As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.

2.5 million—In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation.

316.2 million—The nation’s estimated population on this July Fourth.

56— is the number of signers to the Declaration of Independence.


Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston comprised the Committeedeclaration of independence2 of Five that drafted the Declaration. Jefferson, regarded as the strongest and most eloquent writer, wrote most of the document.


Have a safe and wonderful day with your family and friends!

George Litchfield