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The 4th of July


The 4th of July


  • Philadelphia marked Independence Day on July 4, 1777, a year after the Declaration of Independence was adopted
  • The city adjourned Congress and celebrated with bonfires, bells and fireworks
  • The custom spread across the United States in the following years
  • Congress established Independence Day as a holiday in 1870
  • Today, the 4th of July is marked with parades, fireworks, picnics, barbecues.
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