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.
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.
In what year did Independence Day become a paid federal holiday?
Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" was published on the Fourth of July. Which year?
This film was released right before the Fourth of July during which year?
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Competition, held annually on the Fourth of July, began what year?
Which U.S. President was born on the Fourth of July?
In 1979, what town did Congress designate “America’s Official Fourth of July City-Small Town USA”?
Slavery was banned in New York on the Fourth of July. During what year?
Scientists at the CERN laboratory in Geneva discovered the Higgs Boson on July 4 in what year?