July 4th fun facts!
With the long weekend around the corner, everyone is preparing for the cookout, or the trip to the beach! It is personally one of my favorite holidays, as I get to enjoy the amazing fireworks! In spirit of the long independence day weekend, here are some fun-facts that you can throw out while enjoying the juicy steak coming right off the grill!
150M – Estimate of the number of hot dogs consumed on this day, thats roughly 1 hot dog for every two US resident.
1941 – Year when 4th of July was declared as a national holiday.
July 8th, 1776 – Independence day first celebrated in Philadelphia.
$128.8 million – The value of July 4th fireworks imported from China!
125,000 – Number of U.S. flags flown over the U.S. Capitol last year at the request of House and Senate members
32.5 million – The number of foreign-born residents in the United States in 2002
30 – Number of places nationwide with “liberty” in their name. The most populous one is Liberty,Missouri (26,232).