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Posted by Hal Neumann (+8867) 4 months ago
Hope everyone has a great day.



“For as long as Americans can remember, the nation has celebrated the Fourth of July by staging grand fireworks shows in public squares and lighting smaller displays at home. Why do we commemorate Independence Day by setting off thousands of small explosions?”
“The Rockets’ Red, White, and Blue Glare: How did fireworks become America’s Fourth of July pastime?”
--Forrest Wickman
SLATE
July 3, 2012
http://www.slate.com/arti...orks_.html

"Yankee Doodle" is an old melody of murky origins with many versions of humorous verses. During the French and Indian War of 1754-1763, the British sang one version to mock colonial Americans — but the Americans took ownership and turned the song into a one of patriotic pride, especially during the Revolutionary War.”
“What is the song “Yankee Doodle Dandy” really about?”
CLIFF’S NOTES
https://www.cliffsnotes.c...ally-about

“The declaration was drafted by the Committee of Five – Jefferson, Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston – and established citizens’ “unalienable” rights, observing that “all men are created equal” and enshrining the individual’s entitlement to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”.
The draft was submitted to Congress on 28 June 1776, voted into law on 2 July and formally ratified on 4 July, a date that has been celebrated by patriotic Americans ever since. It was first published in The Pennsylvania Evening Post two days later
“Fourth of July 2018: What is the history behind America's biggest national holiday?”
-- Joe Sommerlad
INDEPENDENT
June 28, 2018
https://www.independent.c...20866.html

“In the US, Independence Day commemorates the 13 colonies' decision to rebel against King George III and declare their independence.
But be careful before you start regaling your friends with Fourth of July lore.
There are plenty of popular myths about Independence Day disguised as common knowledge.”
“5 famous 'facts' about the Fourth of July that aren't true — and what actually happened instead”
-- Áine Cain
BUSINESS INSIDER
http://www.businessinside...uly-2017-6
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Posted by David Schott (+12838) 4 months ago
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Posted by David Schott (+12838) 4 months ago
It was red, white, and blue cowboy hat day today at the Mariners game at Safeco Field. There were 39,518 people in attendance (20,000 of whom got cowboy hats).

The Angels won 7 - 4.

Safeco Field, July 4, 2018

Angels vs. Mariners, Safeco Field

Nelson Cruz at bat.

They had a USAF C-17 Globemaster fly over the stadium following the national anthem if you can endure the shaky camera long enough to see it.

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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+12214) 4 months ago
Can I say.....

PROCREATE KING GEORGE! !!!

No, I suppose not.
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