What happened on US Independence Day
Also known as the Fourth of July, this is a US federal holiday celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 on July 4 by the thirteen American colonies no longer part of the British Empire. This a day of fireworks, parades, barbecues and family reunions. Explore what the world looked like in the past Independence Days
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