Friday, July 3, 2015

Born on the 4th of July

by Dotti

Okay, I wasn’t really born on the 4th of July but I like the title! But I do want to have a little fun with this national holiday with another trivia challenge. {Sorry. I’m a history geek.} Hold down your enthusiasm, please. There are ten questions in the first half of this post and you’ll find the answers ‘below the fold’, as they say in the blogging world.

1. What are the first words of the Declaration of Independence?

2. How many stars were in the first United States flag?

3. Which two former Presidents both died on July 4, 1826?

4. Another former President died on July 4 in another year. Do you know who that was?

5. One President was born on the 4th of July. Do you know which one?

6. Whose signature is the largest on the Declaration of Independence?

7. How many people actually signed the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July , 1776?

8. What day did most signers actually sign the Declaration?

9. What other countries celebrate the 4th of July?

10. In what year did the 4th of July become a legal holiday?

1. When in the course of human events …

2. There were 13 stars and 13 stripes. The flag still has only 13 stripes for the original 13 colonies.

3. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on the fiftieth anniversary of the 4th of July. These two founders became estranged during their respective terms in office but years later were reconciled and carried on a prolific written correspondence with one another until their deaths.

4. James Monroe died on July 4, 1831.

5. Calvin Coolidge was born on July 4, 1872.

6. John Hancock who wrote large so he wouldn’t have to put his spectacles on.

7. Two. John Hancock and Charles Thomson

8. August 2, 1776

9. Denmark, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and England reportedly because so many people immigrated to the United States in the early 1900’s.

10. 1938

Happy 4th of July to each and every one of you and even if you live in another country, we wish you a happy day!


Cathy H. said...

A happy fourth of July to you. I'm kind of a history nut, too. But, It wasn't until I was older that I began to appreciate the past. Love the first image with the old ship and flag; very striking

terriporter said...

Well, I'm embarrassed to admit that I knew the first two and that was it! Thanks for the history lesson and I agree with Cathy, the first image with the ship and flag is just wonderful!

Carol said...

Me too Terri - shame on us!
And for my two cents? - I love the first one too!
Happy Fourth of July everyone!

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