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July 4, 2015 by Darius
If you’re American, there’s a good chance you’ll see some fireworks this weekend as part of Independence Day celebrations. Half a century ago, though, the US military put on a fireworks display that will probably never be surpassed. 137 more words
It must have been quite a party somewhere in what we now call Kansas:
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“On this day in 1804, the expedition stopped near the mouth of a creek flowing out of the western prairie.
For United States Independence Day:
In 2010 the Samuel Adams beer company trumpeted beer’s role in the founding of the nation. It claimed that William Bradford’s Pilgrims came ashore in Plymouth, Massachusetts, only because they were “out of beer.” (Bradford actually wrote that the Pilgrims made straight for land- “whatsoever it was they cared not”- because they had “no water, no beere, nor any woode.”) The Boston beer company further claimed that the American Revolution originated in the taverns of New England. 489 more words