Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day 2014


"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved."
--Franklin D. Roosevelt

On this day, July 4, in 1776 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king. The declaration came 442 days after the first volleys of the American Revolution were fired at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts.

The American War for Independence would last for five more years. Yet to come were the Patriot triumphs at Saratoga, the bitter winter at Valley Forge, the intervention of the French, and the final victory at Yorktown in 1781. In 1783, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris with Britain, the United States formally became a free and independent nation.


Born On The Fourth Of July

(born July 4, 1998)
Malia Obama is the oldest daughter of Barack Obama, the former senator from Illinois who became president on January 20, 2009. Malia Obama was born in 1998 to Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, who were married in 1992.

(born July 4, 1943)
Geraldo Rivera is an American attorney, journalist, author, reporter, and talk show host.

(born July 4, 1927)
Neil Simon is an American playwright and screenwriter. 

(born 4 July 1927)
Gina Lollobrigida is an actress, photojournalist and sculptor. She was one of the highest profile European actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s, a period in which she was considered to be a sex symbol.


"Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world."
--Abraham Lincoln


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