Fun Independence Day Facts
1. John Hancock was the only member of the Continental Congress to formally sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776.
2. The Fourth of July was not declared a federal holiday until 1938.
3. The first White House Fourth of July party was held in 1804.
4. Around 150 million hot dogs are consumed on Fourth of July (wonder if this statistic includes the hot dogs consumed during the annual Nathan's Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest?)
5. Back in 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed, 2.5 million new people lived in the U.S. Now 240 years later, 311 million people live.