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History of the 4th of July: Ben Franklin

History of the 4th of July: Ben Franklin

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HISTORY OF THE 4th OF JULY: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN We know this polymath as a writer, publisher, printer, merchant, scientist, moral philosopher, intern…
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History of the 4th of July: Thomas Jefferson

History of the 4th of July: Thomas Jefferson

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HISTORY OF THE 4th OF JULY: THOMAS JEFFERSON Perhaps no one person is more associated with the 4th of July in American History than Thomas Jefferso…
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History of Independence Day: Was the Declaration of Independence really signed on July 4, 1776?

History of Independence Day: Was the Declaration o…

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HISTORY OF INDEPENDENCE DAY Independence Day, or the Fourth of July celebrates the adoption by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, of the Dec…
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History of July: Where do we get that name?

History of July: Where do we get that name?

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HISTORY OF JULY The month of July was renamed for Julius Caesar, who was born in that month. Prior to that, it was called Quintilis in Latin meanin…
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Science of the Summer Solstice

Science of the Summer Solstice

1 month ago Bill Petro
SCIENCE OF THE SUMMER SOLSTICE The word Solstice comes from the Latin solstitium meaning "Sun, standing-still." This year the Summer Solstice occ…
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