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10 things you didn’t know about the Fourth of July

It’s America’s birthday! Or is it? Well, not quite… some facts you might not have known about Independence Day.
Jul 4th 2011, 11:09 AM 1,228 5

IT’S INDEPENDENCE DAY – the day on which the United States of America celebrates the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and the winning of its political freedom from Great Britain in 1776.

There’s much going on on Stateside to mark the holiday, but while all of that is going on, here’s a selection of things you may not actually have known about America’s birthday.

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Gavan Reilly

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