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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining July 4. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is July 4 so important!

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Top 10 July 4 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. In July 2018, scientists from 4 Russian institutions collected and analyzed 300 prehistoric worms from the permafrost and thawed them. 2 of the ancient worms revived and began to move and eat. One is dated at 32,000 years old, the other 41,700 years old.

  2. NASA's Juno spacecraft travelled 1.8 billion miles over almost five years and arrived at Jupiter on July 4, 2016 at 8:53 PM US Pacific time, only ONE SECOND off-schedule.

  3. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

  4. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both signers of the Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776 both died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration.

  5. The Boston Museum of Science pulled a publicity stunt July 4, 1984 to promote their new dinosaur exhibit by carrying a 34 foot, 1,000 lbs., brontosaurus replica through downtown Boston by helicopter.

  6. Before John Adams died at the age of 90, his last words were "Thomas Jefferson still survives." But Thomas Jefferson had died 5 hours before him at the age of 82, on July 4, 1826.

  7. The 4 of july, 1946 was the Independence day from the United States of America for the Philippines.

  8. On July 4, 1999, more than 100 people gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia to appear in a photo. All of the people were born on the 4th of July. Birthdays for every 4th of July in the 20th Century were represented, including a baby for 1999, who was born that morning.

  9. A man found a copy of the declaration of independence in an old picture frame he bought for $4 at a yard sale. It turned out to be a first print from 4th July 1776, the same day as the original was signed. It later sold for $2.42 million, then $8.14 million.

  10. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died within hours of each other on the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1826. Not knowing Jefferson had died hours earlier, Adams last words included "Thomas Jefferson survives."

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The Thirteen Colonies legally separated from Great Brittain on July 2. The future U.S. President John Adams wrote, "The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America," but Congress didn't agree on the language and sign the papers until July 4.

Back in July 2015, 1000 musicians got together in Cesena, Italy to play "Learn to Fly" by the Foo Fighters in order to get them to come perform in their country. 4 months later, Foo Fighters came to perform in Cesena, Italy during their tour in Europe.

4 year old Alexandra Scott, in spite of her own failing health, decided to open a lemonade stand to raise money to help children with cancer in July 2000. They held an annual "Alex's Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer" on the family's front lawn. Her first stand raised over $2,000.

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on the same day, July 4, 1826. The 50th anniversary of the original Fourth of July.

Since 1819, the U.S. flag is only ever updated on Independence Day (July 4). Because of this, even though Idaho and Wyoming became states only a week apart from each other, Wyoming did not get its own star until almost a full year later.

Since 1818, each time the US flag has been changed to add extra stars, the change has taken place on July 4

President John Adams’s last words were “Thomas Jefferson survives” acknowledging his political rival yet not knowing that Jefferson had passed hours earlier on July 4, 1826

Pemberton attempted a conditional surrender on July 3, but was rebuffed by Grant and officially surrendered the city, unconditionally, on July 4.

July 2, 1776 was the day when the Continental Congress actually voted for independence, not July 4. John Adams even wrote to his wife Abigail that "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America" and would be marked with fireworks and celebrations.

Females reach sexual maturity at the age of 15 to 20 years. They lay 4 to 6 eggs from May to July. Eggs are shaped like ping-pong balls. Incubation period lasts 10 to 12 months. Only 2% of hatchlings reach adulthood.

On July 4, 1934 she died of aplastic anemia.

Females are able to store and use sperm for the fertilization of eggs during a period of 4 years. They lay 3 to 8 (usually 4 to 5) eggs from May to July in the nests in the sand. Incubation period lasts 3 months.

He shared his theory that the earth was a product of decay of previous organisms in his Theory of the Earth; or an Investigation of the Laws observable in the Composition, Dissolution and Restoration of Land upon the Globe which was presented to the Royal Society on July 4, 1785.

A NASA spacecraft named JUNO was launched from Florida in 2011, traveled past the orbit of Mars, flew all the way back to Earth for a slingshot gravity assist in 2013, and then sailed at high speed toward Jupiter—where it will arrive on July 4, 2016.

The signing of the Declaration of Independence didn't occur on July 4, 1776. After the Continental Congress voted to declare independence on July 2, the final language of the document was approved on July 4, and it was printed and distributed on July 4–5. The actual signing was on August 2, 1776

Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on 4 July 1826, on the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, friends and founders of the US and unbeknownest of each other, both died on the same day - the 50th Anniversary of the United States - July 4, 1826

The 49-star US flag was official for a whole year (7/4/1959–7/4/1960). The star count only changes on 4 July.

The two most deadly days to drive are July 3 and July 4

Pamela Anderson was the first baby born on the 100th anniversary of Canada’s independence at 4:08am on July 1st, 1967. She was nicknamed “Canada’s Centennial Baby”.

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died 6 hours apart on July 4, 1826. In fact, President #2 (Adams), #3 (Jefferson), and #4 (Monroe) all died on Independence Day.

The four most common things the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center gets called about every July 4 are fireworks, food, lawn products and pool chemicals.

During the American Civil War, the siege and defeat of the Confederate stronghold of Vicksberg, Mississippi (May 18 – July 4, 1863) was so bloody and demoralizing, that the Fourth of July was not celebrated in Vicksberg for the next 44 years.

3 of the first 4 US Presidents died on July 4th

Dr James Lind (4 October 1716 – 13 July 1794) Was a pioneer of naval hygiene, And developed one of the first medical trials to test his theory that citrus fruits could cure scurvy.