4th of July Fun Facts

Independence day family fun

By Macaroni KID June 30, 2022

Are you ready for some Independence Day Holiday Fun? You must know by now that Macaroni KID is fond of special days and their fun-facts! Keep reading for some fun and interesting facts about the Fourth of July and a couple of silly jokes to get the kids giggling.

4th of July Fun Facts:

  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national animal but was out-voted when John Adams and Thomas Jefferson chose the bald eagle.
  • Over an estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on the 4th of July. That's roughly one hot dog for every two people in the U.S.
  • The first Fourth of July party was held at the White House in 1801.
  • The words “under G-d” were not added to the Pledge of Allegiance until the year 1954.
  • More than 74 million Americans will BBQ on the 4th of July.
  • The Fourth of July was not declared a national holiday until 1941.
  • The national anthem is actually set to the tune of an old English drinking song called 'To Anacreon in Heaven'.
  • The stars on the original American flag were arranged in a circle to ensure that all colonies were represented equally.
  • Three U.S. presidents have died on July 4th: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4, 1826, the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and five years later, James Monroe died on July 4, 1831.
  • Calvin Coolidge is the only U.S. president born on the 4th of July, he was born in 1872.
  • Marie Curie, the only woman to win two Nobel Prizes and the only person to win two in two different science fields, died on July 4, 1934.

Q: What did one flag say to the other flag?

A: Nothing, it just waved.

Q: Why did the duck say "bang"?

A: Because he was a fire-quacker.

Happy 4th of July!