Happy Birthday, America! Here are some fun facts that you may not know about the Independence Day:

  1. Contrary to popular belief, only two Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The majority of signers penned their signatures on August 2, 1776.

  2. Other countries, including Denmark, England, Norway, Portugal and Sweden also celebrate the Fourth of July as a way to bring in American tourists.

  3. Our country now boasts 318.9 million citizens, but on the first Fourth of July there were only 2.5 million.

  4. The original draft of the Declaration of Independence was lost.

  5. The back of the Declaration of Independence says, “Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776.”

  6. Benjamin Franklin proposed the turkey as the national bird but was overruled by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who wanted the bald eagle.

  7. Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on the Fourth. Adams and Jefferson died on the same day within hours of each other in 1826.

  8. Approximately 150 million hot dogs are consumed on this day.

  9. The number of Americans who will spend the holiday at other people's homes is approximately 41 million.

Happy and Safe Independence Day from Moreboats!

P.S. Watch Fourth of July fireworks on a boat