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Some Fun Facts About 4th of July
Fireworks were first authorized as part of Independence Day celebrations in 1777. July Fourth was made a national holiday in 1941.
We import $218 million worth of fireworks from China each year . . . but U.S. fireworks companies sell $220 million worth here at home....We export about $600,000 worth. Mexico is our biggest customer.
The rockets from large fireworks shows reach a top speed of a 150 miles an hour.
Sparklers burn at about 2,000 degrees . . . and three of them would be as powerful as a torch.
There were about 2.5 million Americans when the Declaration of Independence was signed . . . roughly the same size as Chicago is now.