Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thursday in History: Fireworks

On this day in history in 1776, the final draft of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America from the British Empire was ratified by the Continental Congress.

John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence, painted in 1819, shows Thomas Jefferson (center, red vest) and the other drafters presenting their finished work to Congress. (via wikipedia)

Happy birthday, America!

Fireworks at the Washington Monument on Independence Day 1986
photo taken by Staff Sergeant Lono Kollars of the US Air Force
(via wikipedia)

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