All About July 4th

All About July 4th

Holidays, Trivia and Horoscope

July 4th Holidays

July 4th Zodiac

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Time period: June 21 – July
Element: Water
Ruling planet: Moon
Symbol: Crab
Birthstones: Moonstone, Emerald, Ruby, Pearl
Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 15, 20
Personality Traits: Loyal, creative, imaginative, manipulative.
Famous Cancers: Selena Gomez, Elon Musk, Princess Diana, Tom Cruise, Sylvester Stallone, Vin Diesel, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks, George Michael, Nikola Tesla, M1698 – Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine.alala Yousafzai,

July 4th Trivia

  • 1817 – In Rome, New York, construction on the Erie Canal begins.
  • 1826 – Both Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, and John Adams, Statue of liberty 01second president of the United States, die within five hours of each other, on July 4th, on the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence. Learn more
    1827 – Slavery is abolished in the State of New York.
    1831 – Samuel Francis Smith writes the anthem “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” for the Boston, Massachusetts July 4 festivities.
  • 1881 – Ulysses S. Grant III, American general was born.
  • 1911 – A massive 11 day heat wave strikes the northeastern United States, killing 380 people and many horses and breaking temperature records in several cities.
  • 1943 – Geraldo Rivera, American lawyer, journalist, and author was born.
  • 1976 – The U.S. celebrates its Bicentennial.
  • 1997 – NASA’s Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.
  • 2004 – The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the World Trade Center site in New York City.
  • 2009 – The Statue of Liberty’s crown reopens to the public after eight years of closure due to security concerns following the September 11 attacks.
  • 2020 – Records broken at socially distanced hot dog  eating contest on Coney Island, NY when Joey “Jaws” Chestnut from California won the men’s division for the 13th time, swallowing 75 hot dogs in 10 minutes and Miki Sudo, from Connecticut, took the women’s title by downing 48.5 hot dogs. Learn more on BBC.

July Monthly Observances

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