~~The 4th of July should have been July 2nd - the declaration was actually signed 2 days before being published as a "declaration" in the news papers
~~~The average age of the signers was 45 years old
~The 50 star flag was designed by Robert G. Heft, 16 at the time, from Lancaster, Ohio. He designed the new flag using the old 48-star flag and $2.87 worth of blue cloth and white iron-on material. His design earned him a B-minus to which he challenged by sending it to Washington D.C. to be considered by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. According to his obituary, Heft was one of thousands to submit a flag design but he was the only person who actually stitched together a flag and shipped it to D.C. Once the flag was selected, Heft's grade was rightfully changed to an A. His design became the official flag in 1960.
~~~Americans will enjoy 150 million hotdogs during the 4th of July holiday!!