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Happy Declaration of Independence Day, America!

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Photos of the Day: Happy Independence Day, America!

San Francisco Bay FireworksSF, CA • July 4, 2007 • Nikon D100




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John Adams was on to something…

Why do we celebrate our independence today, July 4th, when the Declaration of Independence was actually adopted by Congress on July 2, 1776?  Because apparently:
[N]o member of Congress thought about commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence until July 3 – one day too late. So the first organized elaborate celebration of independence occurred …