Show Off your History Smarts for the Fourth of July

laba.ws_USA_Independence_DayHappy Fourth of July!

Miracle Math Coaching wishes you a wonderful and safe holiday.  Want to hone (or sharpen) your history  knowledge and impress family and friends at the barbecue or picnic?  Here are some Independence Day trivia to know:

Which president was born on the 4th of July?
Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president, in 1872.

Which three presidents died on the Fourth of July?
John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. Adams, the second president, and Jefferson, the third president, both died on the same day in 1826.

How many people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th?


Bonus trivia:  The two were Charles Thomson as Secretary and John Hancock as President of the Continental Congress.  Most others signed in August 1776.

On what date did most of the signers actually sign the doc?
August 2, 1776

Who was the oldest signer?
Ben Franklin. He was 70.

Who was the youngest?
Edward Rutledge. 26 years old. Later became governor of South Carolina.

What other countries celebrate the 4th of July?
Denmark, Norway, Sweden and England.

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