Archive for June 26th, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Independence Day (06/26)

Sunday, June 26th, 2011


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About America’s Independence

June 26 : 08 days to July 4th

Did you know that on the first Independence Day, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the US had consisted of 13 colonies under the rule of England’s King George III?

At the time, there were approximately 2.5 million people living in those 13 colonies. This 4th of July, there will more than 304 million people in the United States.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Independence Day Day (07/04)! So stop by again tomorrow.

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(June 26) Today we’re celebrating . . .  America’s Kid’s Day

Sunday, June 26th, 2011
Kids on Karen's July 4th Collage by DuctTapeAndDenim

America’s Kid’s Day
Help teach America’s youngsters about the great country in which they live.

photo credit: via flickr

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