July Fourth — commonly known as America’s birthday — is just around the corner. Of course, that’s when we Americans celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and breaking ties with Great Britain.
Question: Do they have a July 4th in England?
Answer: Yes they do; it’s on their calendar, too! They just don’t celebrate the significance of the day as we do.)
“I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy, born on the Fourth of July” are the lyrics from a popular George M. Cohan song. What’s more patriotic than to have come into this world on July 4?
Not much, I’d say.
In 1872, America’s 30th president, “Silent” Calvin Coolidge was born.
Then, in the year 1902, an actor-turned-politician (no, not Ronald Reagan or Arnold Schwarznegger) was delivered. In this case, it was George Murphy, a film song-and-dance man who also served the people of California in the U.S. Senate from 1965-1971.