Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson.
Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
"Fireworks were originally developed, according to most scholars, in the second century B.C., in China.
The loud explosion was perfect for frightening off spirits, celebrating weddings, battle victories
and eclipses of the moon.
It was used in religious ceremonies and later adapted for military use during the Middle Ages in the
form of flaming arrows.
The original skyrocket used a long wooden or bamboo stick to provide stability through flight.
The popularity of fireworks has grown in recent years due to spectacular effects of colors and sounds.
Fireworks have evolved into an emotional experience that includes choreographed music with precise
launch timing to create a dazzling spectacle." Source: Butler Eagle
Benjamin Franklin, John Adams & Thomas Jefferson served on the committee that picked the eagle
for the national seal (Franklin wanted the turkey.)
Bald eagles have few natural enemies & live only in North America.
Bald eagles get their white head & tail feathers about 4-5 years of age.
The only other kind of eagle in North America is the golden eagle.
Bald eagles mate for life, but if one dies, the survivor will accept a new mate.
It is a felony to shoot an eagle.