Posted by Rick Bretz
The Fourth of July holiday is approaching. Here is a top eight list of events that occurred on July 4th from the milestone timeline.
1. 1776- Declaration of Independence-US gains independence from Britain.
Without this event nothing else can happen, especially all of the family get togethers and cook-outs.
The US Military Academy at West Point trains officers so that America can experience many July 4ths. This is a real important one
3. 1796-1st Independence Day celebration is held.
Let the celebration begin now all we need is for someone to invent the grill. (and the cooler)
4. 1884-Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris.
Scores of immigrants saw this statue way before docking in New York.
5. 1894-Elwood Haynes successfully tests one of 1st US autos at 6 MPH.
First the auto, then the highways and then the July 4th trips to destinations unknown. Road Trip!
6. 1970-Casey Kasem‘s “American Top 40” debuts on LA radio.
OK, auto, highways, tunes and then ROAD TRIP!!
7. 1960-The number of stars on the American flag was increased to 50 to honor the new state of Hawaii.
It took a while but we got a nice round number of 50.
Two stellar personalities who were responsible for building the United States passing away on the same day, hours apart, on America’s birthday. Maybe it was written in the stars!–and stripes.