Next week is July 4th - our nation's birthday! Many of us celebrate cookout's, friends, family and baseball games - and of course fireworks! We wanted to share some fun facts and local events. However you choose to celebrate, we wish you a safe and relaxing holiday!
- The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 2, 1776; the date of celebration was later revised when the final version was adopted 2 days later, July 4, 1776. However most historians have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776.
- The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men representing the 13 colonies.
- Three U.S. Presidents actually died on July 4th. John Adams & Thomas Jefferson actually died within hours of each in 1826. James Monroe died in 1831. Adams & Jefferson were the only signers of the Declaration who went on to be President.
- Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President was born on July 4, 1831
- 31 places have “liberty” in their name; 4 of them are in Iowa.
- 11 places have “independence” in their name.
- 5 places have “freedom” in their name.
- 5 places are called “America”.
- 1 place has “patriot” in its name.
AREA FIREWORK SHOWS
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Addison Circle Park
Allen USA Celebration
Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Spirit of Coppell Patriotic Parade
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9 a.m.
The parade kicks off at the corner of Samuel Blvd. and Parkway Blvd., where it will proceed on Parkway Blvd. to the Town Center Plaza.
Fair Park Fourth
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
Dallas Wind Symphony: Star-Spangled Spectacular!
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
Meyerson Symphony Center
4th of July Jubilee and Liberty Fun Run
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 6:30 a.m.
North Lakes Park
Kiwanis Fireworks Show
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Apogee Stadium, Denton
Frisco Freedom Fest
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Fort Worth’s Fourth
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Panther Island Pavilion
Red, White & BOOM!
Thursday, July 4
10 a.m. Downtown Parade
7 p.m. Family Fun and Activities
8-9:30 p.m. Live Entertainment
9:45 p.m. Fireworks Display
Plano Lions Independence Day Parade
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 8 a.m.
Parade starts at 2700 W. 15th Street, then heads north on Independence Pkwy to Plano Senior HS
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9 p.m.
Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve
Reechia & Keith Powell
Plano Homes for Sale