QUIZ: How well do you know your Fourth of Julys?

Independence Day is tomorrow, and although you are allowed to think of nothing but hot dogs and fireworks if that suits your mood, it's worthwhile to remember that 238 Fourth of Julys have come and gone. A monumental number of things -- some important, most forgettable -- have happened during that time. How well do you know your Fourth of Julys past and present? Take this quiz to find out.

1

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On the Fourth of July of what year did Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both die? (Hint: It was also the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

1816
1826
1830
1842

2

In what year did Independence Day become a paid federal holiday?

1938
1988
1876
1798

3

Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" was published on the Fourth of July. Which year?


1866
1870
1855
1840

4

This film was released right before the Fourth of July during which year?


2000
1988
1996
1998

5

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Competition, held annually on the Fourth of July, began what year?

1776
1985
1949
1972

6

Which U.S. President was born on the Fourth of July?


Lyndon B. Johnson
Rutherford B. Hayes
Calvin Coolidge
Franklin Pierce

7

In 1979, what town did Congress designate “America’s Official Fourth of July City-Small Town USA”?

Chautauqua, New York
Seward, Nebraska
Independence, Iowa
Independence, Missouri

8

Slavery was banned in New York on the Fourth of July. During what year?

1800
1848
1812
1827

9

Scientists at the CERN laboratory in Geneva discovered the Higgs Boson on July 4 in what year?

2000
2012
2010
2008

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