Have a Happy 4th
While you are at it, take a moment to remember what a great gift we were given on this day.
Today’s Memorable U. S. Event
7/4/1776 – American Revolutionary War: The Continental Congress approves a Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. (The Lee Resolution of Independence had been passed on July 2nd.)
The Declaration is considered to be a preceding founding document of the later formed United States of America, where July 4 is celebrated as Independence Day. At the time the Declaration was issued, the American colonies were “united” in declaring their independence from Great Britain, but were not yet declaring themselves to be a single nation. That union would evolve and take shape during the next few years after the Declaration was issued.
Revolutionary War Cycle – The American Revolution Era – Fourth Turning, Crisis (1774-1787)
In a tragic yet beautiful coincidence, two of the central figures in the founding of the United States, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday
Calvin Coolidge – 30th President of the United States
John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933) was the 30th President of the United States (1923–1929). A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state. His actions during the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight. Soon after, he was elected as the 29th Vice President in 1920 and succeeded to the Presidency upon the death of Warren G. Harding. Elected in his own right in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small-government conservative.