Did you know that July 4th isn’t actually the day our Declaration of Independence was signed? It was actually just the day the document was formally dated, finalized, and adopted by the Continental Congress (1). Also, John Adams believed that July 2nd was the correct date on which to celebrate the birth of American independence, and would reportedly turn down invitations to appear at July 4th events in protest (2). I thought those were some interested facts to share. Whether you choose to spend a quiet day at home or head out to a BBQ, I wish you all a fun day filled with family, friends, and fireworks!
Happy Independence Day!