Fourth of July Facts
- The 4th of July celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence, but most of the signers did not sign the document until August 2, 1776.
- Massachusetts was the first state to make Independence Day a holiday in 1871. The 4th of July became a federal holiday in 1938.
- There are more than 14,000 fireworks displays around the country on the 4th of July.
- Americans eat about 150 million hot dogs on the 4th of July