4th of July is coming up and it's one of America's beautiful celebration of all time. Not only do we get the day off but it's great that we get to spend it with family and friend. It's a day where we remember how we gain our independence. But, did you know that the Declaration of Independence was not signed on the 4th of July? Read these 6 facts to get a better idea of our amazing holiday.
1. John Hancock was the only person who signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
It wasn't until later on when all the others signed.
2. The youngest man to sign the Declaration of Independence was Thomas Lych, Jr.
He was 27 from South Carolina. The average age of signers was 45. Benjamin Franklin was the oldest one to sign. He was 70 from Pennsylvania.
3. 56 men sign the Declaration of Independence
All from the 13 colonies at the time. 7 of the men had earn an education at Harvard.
4. The original American flag
The stars were placed in a circle to represent that all the Colonies are equal.
5. The first celebration: July 8, 1776
The first celebration occurred on July 8, 1776. It took place in Philadelphia where they read the Declaration of Independence for the first time in public after people surround the area when they rang the Liberty Bell.
6. President John Adams died on the 4th of July
So did Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe. Jefferson and Adams died in 1826, hours apart from each other.