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Festive facts for July 4th

 

Last updated 6/27/2019 at 9:32pm

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The Fourth of July marks the anniversary of the presentation and acceptance of the Declaration of Independence, signed 242 years ago, July 4, 1776.

TEMECULA – Each year on the Fourth of July, Americans celebrate the birth of their nation and independence from Great Britain. This day marks the anniversary of the presentation and acceptance of the Declaration of Independence, signed 242 years ago, July 4, 1776.

The Declaration of Independence began as a letter to Britain's King George to explain why the Continental Congress was interested in declaring independence from Great Britain. The writing of the declaration began July 2 and the final wording was established July 4.

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