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Rebecca Fachner

Historian, Co-Host of the Tour Guide Tell All Podcast, and DC Tour Guide

18TH Century Political History

Independence Day

July 4, 2022

On July 4, Americans will eat 150 million hot dogs, spend $1 billion on beer, and watch 16,000 fireworks displays (and those are just the official ones). But why do we celebrate on July 4, when did it become a national holid…