The Ten Most Dramatic July 4th’s in American History

The Top Ten Most Dramatic July 4ths in American History. There are many dramatic days in the history of our Fourth of July.  Two American presidents were born on that day, Ulysses S. Grant and Calvin Coolidge.  George Steinbrenner, Geraldo Rivera and Malia Obama are just a few of the many public figures who celebrateContinue reading “The Ten Most Dramatic July 4th’s in American History”

July 4th Trivia for the 2013 celebration

Which three presidents died on the Fourth of July?John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe.  Adams, the second president, and Jefferson, the third president, both died on the same day in 1826, Monroe died in 1831. (Thanks to David Gurowsky for catching a typo on the dates.) What other presidents died close to the 4thContinue reading “July 4th Trivia for the 2013 celebration”

July 4, 1863

by Doug Wead All this business about the fourth of July missed one of the more remarkable days in American history. I am speaking of July 4th, 1863. There were celebrations in the streets of Washington because of the apparent outcome of the battle of Gettysburg. The people of the north were hungry for aContinue reading “July 4, 1863”