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Rebecca Fachner

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

18TH Century

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…