Happy Fused Glass 4th of July.
The Fourth of July or Independence Day, is a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 from Great Britain. To celebrate the 4th of July I have several patriotic fused glass artwork pieces including pendants, broaches, and even a nightlight. Let me know if you would like some fused glass to show your patriotism.
Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Meanwhile I thought I’d provide you a few interesting tidbits regarding the 4th of July.
According to Wikipedia, during the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776. After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4.
Historians have disputed whether Congress actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, even though Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin all later wrote that they had signed it on the 4th. Most historians have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly believed.
One remarkable coincidence you may not know about is both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Additionally, another Founding Father who became a President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831. Moreover, Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872, was the only President who was born on Independence Day.
I wish you all a very Happy 4th of July!
Keeping my Kiln warm,