1776, Independence Day of the United States of America
On This day during on July 4, 1776, the Independence Day of the United States of America. The Continental Congress declared the declaration, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain, King George III, and were now united, free, and independent states.
The Congress had voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2, but it was not declared until July 4.
The founding father of the United States and the fourth President James Madison was an Independence Day victim.
July 4 has been celebrated every year since Independence Day. USA’s first President was George Washington (April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797) and the current President is Joe Biden.
On July 4, John Adams (2nd US President), Thomas Jefferson (3rd US President), and James Monroe (5th US President) former presidents died, and Calvin Coolidge (30th US President) former president was born.