I really debated which way to go with this week's Tuesday Ten; I thought about doing a blog on the time line of events leading up to the Signing of the Declaration of Independence; and I considered doing some Fourth of July trivia. Neither one really fit into the Victorian era, both were interesting but the one about the Declaration of Independence didn't really fit for a Tuesday Ten (though it may show up on my personal blog one day this week). As for the other .... do we really care how many hot dogs are consumed every year on the Fourth??
Ever the indecisive one, I scrapped both ideas and came up with this instead. *G*
1781 – The first official celebration of the Fourth occurred in
1801 – The first public Fourth of July reception at the White House occurred.
1804 – The first Fourth of July celebration west of the
1866 – General George G. Meade watches 10,000 war veterans parade in
1876 – Centennial celebrations occurred throughout the
1884 – formal presentation of the Statue of Liberty takes place in
1887 – The first Fourth of July celebration in
1912 – The new national flag with 48 stars is formally and officially endowed.
1926 – The 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence is celebrated throughout the nation.
1960 –the American flag with 50 stars is flown for the first time after
1976 – the nation’s Bicentennial is celebrated.