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4 Explosive Facts About July 4th

July 4 wrestling matches in Ashville, Ohio, in 1941, photographed by Ben Shahn (Library of Congress)

July 4 wrestling matches in Ashville, Ohio, in 1941, photographed by Ben Shahn (Library of Congress)

What’s not to like about the Fourth of July?

For most of us, it’s a holiday, meaning that it’s a day of play instead of a day of work. And then there’s all the fun stuff associated with Independence Day: fireworks, parades, picnics and barbecues, fairs, carnivals, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies. What other day of the year has all that?

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Unfortunately, however, there are a few less-than-dandy things about what may be America’s favorite day of celebration:


So this Fourth of July, do your share to celebrate the nation’s independence, have lots of fun, and – this is important – stay safe.

 

 

 

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July 4 wrestling matches in Ashville, Ohio, in 1941, photographed by Ben Shahn (Library of Congress)

July 4 wrestling matches in Ashville, Ohio, in 1941, photographed by Ben Shahn (Library of Congress)