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Benjamin Franklin proposed the turkey as the national bird, but was overruled by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who wanted the bald eagle. Thank goodness because I love turkey at Thanksgiving!
The Fourth of July wasn't made a national holiday until 1941. Whaaat?
Approximately 150 million hot dogs are going to be consumed today. That's a lot of hot dogs!
"Yankee Doodle" was sung by British officers that were making fun of the backwoods Americans. The song is almost as annoyingly catch as "It's A Small World"... Almost.
87% of American homes have a grill. Yup, that sounds right!
Last one - In 1776, there were 2.5 million Americans. Today, there are 311 million US citizens! Holy moly!
There are some more facts at Cleveland.com. I hope you have a wonderful day full of yummy food, drinks, and family fun. Happy Fourth of July!