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[Scene from the daily sunset festivities at
Mallory Square in Key West.]


...unfortunately i will be hard to celebrate it here
in cologne as there are no fireworks allowed.



In the United States, Independence Day, commonly
known as the Fourth of July,


is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the
Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring
independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Independence Day is commonly associated with
fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs,
picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches
and ceremonies, and various other public and private
events celebrating the history, government, and
traditions of the United States. Independence Day is
the national day of the United States.

During the American Revolution, the legal separation
of the American colonies from Great Britain occurred
on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress
voted to approve a resolution of independence that had
been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of
Virginia. After voting for independence, Congress
turned its attention to the Declaration of
Independence, a statement explaining this decision,
which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with
Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress
debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving
it on July 4. A day earlier, John Adams had written to
his wife Abigail:

“The second day of July, 1776, will be the most
memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to
believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding
generations as the great anniversary festival. It
ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by
solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to
be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games,
sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from
one end of this continent to the other, from this time
forward forever more.”

Adams' prediction was off by two days. From the
outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4,
the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of
Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the
resolution of independence was approved in a closed
session of Congress.

One of the most enduring myths about Independence Day
is that Congress signed the Declaration of
Independence on July 4, 1776. The myth had become so
firmly established that, decades after the event and
nearing the end of their lives, even the elderly
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams had come to believe
that they and the other delegates had signed the
Declaration on the fourth. Most delegates actually
signed the Declaration on August 2, 1776. In a
remarkable series of coincidences, both John Adams and
Thomas Jefferson, two founding fathers of the United
States and the only two men who signed the Declaration
of Independence to become president, died on the same
day: July 4, 1826, which was the United States' 50th
anniversary. President James Monroe died exactly five
years later, on July 4, 1831, but he was not a
signatory to the Declaration of Independence.

[from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(United_States)]

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