Happy Fourth of July! This day became a federal national holiday in 1938- what the heck took us so long? I mean, really? 162 years?? Anyway, I’m glad someone finally saw some sense and gave us this holiday.
One US president was born on the 4th of July- Calvin Coolidge. He was born 7/4/1872.
Three US presidents died on July 4th- John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died the same day and year- 50 years after that first 4th of July- 1826. James Monroe died in 1831. So, three of the first five presidents died on July 4.
As readers of this blog know, I love it when things like this happen- what better thing for a president than to either be born or die on the date that means so much to this country? AND don’t tell my high school history teacher about this post as she was way more into the 2nd of July being more important as that was the day the Continental Congress actually voted to declare independence. Shh.