For Independence Day, Wikipedia gives us the following history:
“In a remarkable coincidence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but another Founding Father who became a President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, thus becoming the third President in a row who died on this memorable day. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872, and, so far, is the only President to have been born on Independence Day.”
How can those dates be so randomly historical? Still, that’s fun history to me. I made reference to this in our July e-blast newsletter. If you did not receive it and want to be on the e-blast email list, you can send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org (shameless plug!)
Blogging note: I will be off a few days. So, no new blog until Monday. I hope you have a time of fun and celebration for July 4… our day of Independence!