Tag Archives: 1776

Vintage postcard from the 4th of July, firecrackers.

HAPPY 245th BIRTHDAY TO ‘US’, AND OTHER STUFF THAT HAPPENED ON OTHER FOURTHS

The United States of America turns 245 years old today — with a healthy dose of Old Glory, bunting and barbecues, parades and picnics, fifes and fireworks. On July 4, 1776, 56 men including John Hancock, president of the Continental Congress, and Secretary Charles Thomson signed those fighting words known as the Declaration of Independence. […]

JUNE 14, 1775 FIRST IN A STRING OF VERY IMPORTANT DAYS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, BY GEORGE!

As unheralded days that defined America go, none might have been as important as June 14 through June 18, 1775. Why? Because on June 14 of that year, the Continental Congress created the Continental Army. A day later, on June 15, the Congress voted unanimously to appoint George Washington to lead the Army. On June […]