Independence Day in the United States

July 4 is Independence Day in the United States, the day in 1776 when our “Dear George” letter was published and sent to the King of England. The American Revolutionary War soon ensued. We finally won our independence on September 3, 1783.

July 4, 2019 at 11:10 p.m. Greenwich Time, the Earth is at aphelion or its furthest from the sun at 94,513,221 miles, as opposed to perihelion on January 3, when it was only 91,403,554 miles.

Fireworks, traditional 4th of July celebration in the United States.
Fireworks, traditional 4th of July celebration in the United States.

These posts are true to the best of my knowledge at the time of writing. I make no claims as to their accuracy. The purpose is to inform, educate, amuse, and make people aware of causes and opportunities around the world. I also encourage civil debate in the comment section.

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    • Thank you, Bill. You’re my great fact checker. I’ll make some adjustments for next year. Hope you have a good 4th. I’m in a hotel in Guangzhou because I missed my flight to New York.

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