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30 facts about the Renaissance that you won't find in a history book

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The Renaissance is called the period of European history, marking the transition from the Middle Ages to the New Age and covering the 15th and 16th centuries. Some researchers consider it the beginning of the era of humanism. Others believe it is a step backward because magic and witch-hunts flourished in parallel with the flourishing of art in the Renaissance.

 

Top facts about the Renaissance

 

We at Bemorepanda decided to find out more about the mysterious Renaissance. We dug up exciting facts that will allow you to draw your conclusions about whether that time is rightly called the Renaissance.

 

 

1. In Renaissance Florence, men married at 30, while girls became wives at 17–18. Such an age difference led to the fact that there were many young widows in the city.

 

2. The life of the ladies in Florence was not sweet. Having visited this city, a French traveler wrote: “Women are more reserved here than in any other part of Italy; they see the world only through small holes in their windows.”

 

3. According to other information, the ladies were forbidden even to look out the window to not tempt random passers-by on the street.

 

4. The main task of women was to be beautiful. Therefore, they were forbidden to play wind instruments: it distorted their facial features. The ladies were asked to master the strings, such as the lute.

 

5. The most beautiful room in the palace was the bedroom. They received guests there.

 

6. Hairstyles that covered the ears were in fashion. Women wore them for fear of pregnancy. According to legend, the Virgin Mary became pregnant through her ear after hearing the word of God.

 

 

7. One of the principal masterpieces of the Renaissance - "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci - is in poor condition because of the great painter's love of experimentation. Instead of applying paint to wet plaster, as was usually done when creating a fresco, the master decided to develop the "Last Supper" on drywall. As a result, the paint began to peel off, and Leonardo had to correct his work before it was finished. Perhaps in the Last Supper that we see today, almost nothing remains of the original.

 

8. The Renaissance style icon was Henry VIII, who introduced square-toed shoes into fashion. At the same time, he strictly regulated the trend, issuing an order that limited the width of the sock to 6 inches (15.24 cm).

 

9. During the Renaissance, a fashion trend arose to reveal what was hidden under clothing to the world. And all thanks to the English laws on luxury, which ordered commoners to have a single-color wardrobe. They came up with slits on them to diversify their monotonous costumes, thereby demonstrating the lower layer of clothing painted in bright colors.

 

10. The professions of a surgeon and a hairdresser were different facets of the same work. The same artisans could pull out a tooth and cut their hair.

 

11. At the same time, Renaissance doctors began to do plastic surgery. At that time, duels and diseases could significantly spoil a man's appearance, but surgeons were able to fix it. They performed rhinoplasty, transplanting a piece of skin from the forearm to the bridge of the nose. Thanks to the artisans of the Renaissance, many celebrities today can boast of chiseled noses.

 

 

12. Another Renaissance invention is ice cream. The Medici family announced a competition for the most unusual dish, the winner of which was a Florentine chicken seller, who presented a frozen dessert to the court of the famous family. Around the same time, another Florentine, the courtier Bernardo Buonaletti, was organizing a celebration in honor of the arrival of the Spanish guests. He put on theatrical performances and set off fireworks. Most importantly, he prepared a cream with the taste of bergamot, lemons, and oranges, chilled with a mixture of his invention.

 

13. The famous Uffizi Gallery was not conceived as a museum. It was the official center of Florence. Actually, "Uffizi" is translated as "offices".

 

14. The famous Roman Colosseum served as an industrial building during Renaissance. In the 16th century, it was planned to turn it into a wool factory, but this would have led to its destruction. In 1594, a glue factory was built in the building. By the end of the 17th century, the ancient stadium had turned into a dump.

 

15. During the Renaissance, the Latin language ceased to be alive. Back in the Middle Ages, it was spoken and evolved. Still, the enthusiasm of Renaissance scientists for Antiquity led to the fact that Latin returned to its classical form and its natural development stopped.

 

 

16. The Renaissance got its name because, in these few centuries, the flourishing of interest in ancient culture began, which had utterly faded away in the previous Middle Ages.

 

17. The second name of this era is the Renaissance. It comes from the French "Renaissance" and means, in fact, "Renaissance." Interestingly, this world-famous name came from the French language, although the Renaissance began in Italy.

 

18. To describe this era outside of Italy north of the Alps, "Northern Renaissance" is used. And some researchers even single out the French Renaissance, the Renaissance, Spanish, English, and others.

 

19. During the Renaissance, she was not called by this word. It was popularized and introduced by the French historian Jules Michelet only in the 19th century.

 

20. The Renaissance lasted a little less than three centuries, at least where it originated, that is, in Italy - from the beginning of the 14th century to the end of the 16th. But it came to some other countries later and ended there too later.

 

21. The names of the most famous Renaissance artists are familiar to the world. Leonardo da Vinci was generally a “universal man” who succeeded in everything, including Michelangelo, Titian, and Raphael Santi.

 

 

22. The Renaissance had a significant impact on the development of the sciences. In this era, medieval superstitions began to lose popularity, more attention was paid to scientific development, and the most important discoveries were made. In particular, the Great Geographical Discoveries and the findings of Nicolaus Copernicus.

 

23. Renaissance literature began, by all accounts, with the Divine Comedy by the famous Dante Alighieri. This work became so popular that it brought the Tuscan dialect of Italian to the forefront, effectively establishing it as the "official Italian."

 

24. With the beginning of the Renaissance, music ceased to be a purely ecclesiastical art. It began to spread around the world, imbued with a new worldview.

 

25. The ancestor of the Renaissance in Russia is considered the Grand Duke of Moscow, Ivan III. The latter invited Italian architects and other masters to Moscow. But in general, the influence of the 

Renaissance in Russia was relatively weak due to its remoteness and attachment to Byzantine traditions.

 

26. The Vatican stubbornly opposed many of the ideas of the Renaissance, and many scientists, poets, and writers were persecuted, but they had their patrons. In France, such as, for example, the wise King Francis I, a well-known philanthropist.

 

 

27. In the Renaissance, the old prejudices were supplanted, replaced by scientific views, but not entirely, as is commonly believed. For example, alchemy and astrology were considered essential sciences. The famous Galileo was engaged in the compilation of horoscopes, Isaac Newton wrote many works on alchemy, and the astronomer Johannes Kepler was also an astrologer.

 

It was the Renaissance that gave humanity oil painting. Jan van Eyck was a Dutch artist. Oil paints came to Europe early in the 12th century.

 

29. Of great importance to the Renaissance was the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in 1450. This machine made books dozens of times more accessible, contributing to enlightenment.

 

30. One of the strangest events popular during the Renaissance was anatomical theater. This is a public autopsy carried out by doctors who commented and explained their actions to all those present. In the Middle Ages, the “desecration” of the human body was strictly prohibited. Still, during the Renaissance, these prejudices gradually died out, thanks to which anatomy and medicine began to develop rapidly.

 

 

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When you know the answer to something no one else in the room does, it makes you feel like a genius. So, if you're a fan of the little things, want your next night to be memorable, or just love learning new things that no one else knows about, you've come to the right place. You never know when you'll need to pull those facts, which is part of the fun. So, we invite you to play with us and check out our list of random facts.

 

Is there any useless information? Never. All those little random, interesting, funny, scary facts, or did you know that the facts you store in your brain exist for a reason and are sure to come in handy someday...even if it's just for you to could beat your best dude or surprise a bored toddler on a family field trip. Just in case you don't have enough information cluttering your brain, here are some more fun, interesting, or just plain fun tidbits to keep on hand.

 

Interesting and funny facts about animals

 

1. The fur of polar bears is actually clean, and their skin is black.

 

2. Baby flamingos are born grey, not pink.

 

3. A woodpecker's tongue actually wraps around its brain completely, protecting it from damage when it hits a tree.

 

4. The shrimp's heart is in its head.

 

5. Elephants suck their trunks for convenience.

 

6. Anteaters have no teeth.

 

7. Nine-banded armadillos always have quadrupeds, and they are always identical.

 

8. Wombat poop is cube shaped.

 

9. A flock of flamingos is called brightness.

 

 

10. Hippos and horses are actually distant relatives.

 

11. All clown fish are born male.

 

12. In the UK, the Queen legally owns all unmarked swans.

 

13. In order not to disperse, sea otters hold hands during sleep.

 

14. Goats have an accent.

 

15. Dolphins give each other names.

 

16. Gorillas can catch a cold, although you can probably still go to the zoo with a runny nose.

 

17. Forget bald eagles. The turkey was once almost called the national bird.

 

 

18. A group of owls is called a parliament.

 

19. There are 32 muscles in a cat's ear.

 

20. Snails can regenerate their eyes.

 

21. Want to know if your pet turtle is a boy or a girl? Listen carefully! Female turtles hiss and male turtles grunt.

 

22. A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.

 

23. French poodles are actually from Germany.

 

 

24. Seahorses mate for life and are often seen telling each other stories.

 

25. A group of porcupines is called a thorn.

 

26. Andrew Jackson's parrot had to be removed from his funeral because he wouldn't stop swearing. Polly wants to rinse her mouth.

 

27. Sloths can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes.

 

Interesting and funny historical facts

 

28. Henry VIII knighted all four of his Grooms of the Chair - the men in charge of wiping his ass for him.

 

29. Jeanette Rankin was elected to Congress four years before women could vote.

 

30. Women could not apply for a bank loan until 1974.

 

31. Before the invention of modern artificial teeth, dentures were usually made from the teeth of dead soldiers.

 

32. In ancient Egypt, servants were smeared with honey so that flies would fly to them instead of the pharaoh.

 

33. It was once considered blasphemous to use a fork.

 

34. Abe Lincoln was a champion wrestler. He was also a licensed bartender. Maybe they should call him Abe of all trades.

 

35. George Washington owned a whiskey distillery.

 

 

36. More than two percent of the American population died during the civil war.

 

37. Joseph Stalin removed people from photographs after their death or dismissal from office.

 

38. Since 1945, all British tanks have been equipped with everything necessary for making tea.

 

39. Pope Gregory IV once declared war on cats because he thought Satan was using black cats. His statement led to the mass extermination of cats.

 

40. The absence of cats led to an invasion of rats, which led to the spread of the plague.

 

50. John Adams was the first president to live in the White House.

 

51. Go to sleep! Chernobyl, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and the Challenger explosion are all linked to lack of sleep.

 

Interesting and funny travel facts

 

52. The average person living in Sweden eats about 22 pounds of chocolate a year.

 

53. Although the Wright brothers are known as a couple, they actually flew together only once. They promised their father that they would always fly separately.

 

54. In Montana, there are three times more cows than people.

 

55. Parts of the Great Wall of China were made from sticky rice.

 

56. Ninety percent of the world's population lives above the equator.

 

57. There are more saunas in Finland than cars.

 

58. Sixty percent of the world's lakes (three million in total) are located in Canada.

 

59. Virginia is the only state that has the same staff flower and staff tree - Dogwood.

 

 

60. Think before the season. In Egypt, it is considered incredibly rude to salt the food you have been served.

 

61. Ninety percent of the territory of Libya is desert.

 

62. The height of the Eiffel Tower can vary up to six inches, depending on the temperature.

 

63. Do you spend too much on drinks when you eat out? A small town in Italy has a fountain that serves free wine.

 

64. Pilots and their co-pilots should eat differently before the flight so that both of them do not get sick with food poisoning.

 

65. About 600 Parisians work on the Eiffel Tower every day.

 

66. Do you want to go to Rome? Which one of? Six of the seven continents have a city called Rome. (You really fell, Antarctica.)

 

67. When you visit Key West, you are actually closer to Havana than Miami.

 

Interesting and fun facts about music

 

68. Mary, known as "Mary Had the Lamb", was a real person and the song is based on real events.

 

69. Happy Birthday was the first song ever played on Mars. Mars Rover Curiosity played this song to itself on its first anniversary on the planet.

 

70. When you listen to music, your heart is in sync with the beat.

 

71. President Nixon was an accomplished musician. He played five instruments, including the accordion.

 

72. Is the song stuck in your head? This is called an earworm.

 

73. None of The Beatles could read music.

 

74. However, George Harrison was reportedly able to play 26 instruments.

 

 

75. Barry Manilow didn't actually write I Write Songs.

 

76. Metallica is the only band to play on all seven continents.

 

77. Most department stores tend to play music slower to slow down shoppers and make them shop longer. The reverse is true for restaurants.

 

78. Monaco's orchestra is bigger than its army.

 

79. A concert promoter once sold a thousand tickets to a Spice Girls concert in Hawaii that were never booked. Maybe that's where the idea for Fyre Fest came from.

 

80. Leo Fender, inventor of the Stratocaster and Telecaster, couldn't play the guitar.

 

 

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There are many ways to preserve memories, but photography is probably one of the most common and accessible of all. With the help of photography, you can stop time and capture a moment that, after years and centuries, descendants will be able to admire. However, very old photographs are only black and white and do not fully convey the beauty of the moment. But in this case, a digital artist comes to the rescue, Sebastian de Oliveira, who uses Photoshop to color old photographs and bring them back to life. 

 

Happy couple, 1948

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Circus Girls in Sarasota, Florida, 1949

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Wartime beach on the English coast, 1941

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Audrey Hepburn, 1956

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French women at the fair, Paris, 1935

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A car and a girl, 1942

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People resting on the beach, France, 1967

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Actress Rita Hayworth, 1947

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Marilyn Monroe resting on the set of the movie "The Misfits", 1960

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Family Picnic by the River, Louisiana, July 4, 1940

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Spectators at the horse races in Worthington, Maryland, 1941

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On the set of the film "Casablanca" 1939

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Waiting for the bus, 1943

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 Father and son, 1946

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Ava Gardner, 1944

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Photo taken by photographer Georges Dambier, 1948

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French soldier in a trench, 1916

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By experimentally mixing sulfur, coal, and saltpeter (potassium nitrate), so began the history of fireworks, and people started to use the powder thus obtained for entertainment purposes.

 

You can get the most straightforward "Bengal lights" if you fill them with bamboo stems. Such bamboo pipes subsequently became an integral cultural component of the entire Chinese people. Later, the technology for producing primitive fireworks, turntables, all kinds of firecrackers, and rockets was developed relatively quickly. Moreover, until now, all national holidays in the Celestial Empire have been held using many pyrotechnics and fireworks. And many of the pyrotechnic shows that occur in China are the envy of the most developed cities in the world.

 

Everything you need to know about fireworks

 

We move on. And here, it is worth noting that the properties of the composition of gunpowder could not help but be of interest to the military. Nevertheless, historical references to gunpowder for military purposes date back to the 11th century. That is, as much as 400 years after the invention of fireworks. So, for example, facts began to appear when archers, instead of ordinary arrowheads, began to use bamboo stems stuffed with gunpowder. Subsequently, military engineers invented many weapon designs using a burning composition. There are also documented cases in medieval warfare when live rats with fireworks tied to them were launched into enemy territory.

 

What are fireworks?

 

We observe beautiful chemical reactions on the ground or sky when displaying fireworks. The main components are fuel, oxidizer, and a different chemical mixture. The third component gives the desired color or effect to the mix. The oxidizing agent acts as a chemical bond destroyer in the charge. It promotes the release of maximum energy stored in these chemical bonds. In this case, the entire reaction is started with a tiny spark from the fuse or directly with a direct flame.

 

The device and principle of operation of a high-altitude firework

 

First of all, it should be noted that the design of the greeting has not changed for hundreds of years.

 

The fireworks launch tube (mortar or barrel of household pyrotechnics) works like the muzzle of a pistol. When triggered, the fuse ignites 🔥 an expelling charge consisting of black powder. Ultimately, the head flies out in the chosen direction at high speed. It can reach 160 m/s. Meanwhile, the expelling charge and pushing the fireworks out also set fire on the moderator. The retarder indicators are calculated so that it burns out to the end at the top point of the lustkugel lift and ignites the bursting charge of the ball.

On the other hand, the explosive charge, consisting of black powder, ignites small balls. They are known among pyrotechnicians as stars. They are located around the head. Ultimately, these balls burn and create the effect of fireworks in the sky. Their quantity, chemical composition, size, and properties can vary greatly. This allows you to create various products and light up the night sky.

 

Variety of firework colors

 

Until 1830, fireworks exploded in only two colors: white and orange. And after that, scientific discoveries made it possible to diversify this type of special effects.

 

The inclusion of various metals and their compounds in pyrotechnic mixtures made it possible to obtain the entire palette of primary colors in the sky. For example, different chemical elements emit different wavelengths of light when they burn. In pyrotechnics, copper, iron, titanium, barium, magnesium, lithium, strontium, etc., have received the most excellent use.

 

For example, with the help of titanium and magnesium, you can get a bright silver or white color. Lithium and strontium give different shades of red. Barium is a rich green, while sodium burns with a yellow flame. On the other hand, when burned, in addition to light waves, some elements also produce sound effects: crackling, whistling, and hissing. Thus, the burning of titanium powder can be accompanied by white sparks and loud explosions.

 

Pyrotechnics manufacturers are constantly researching new pyrotechnic compositions. Scientists and technologists are looking for a replacement for expensive chemical elements. They are developing more environmentally friendly formulations and experimenting with different color shades and visual effects.

 

Best facts about fireworks

 

1. Pyrotechnics

 

The craft of making, setting, and launching fireworks is called pyrotechnics, from the Greek pyro (fire) and techne (art).

The profession of a pyrotechnician is the ability to apply the laws of physics, chemistry, have design abilities when creating a light or sound show, more about this profession and how to learn it at the link above.

 

2. The Chinese Invented Gunpowder

 

The earliest recorded use of fireworks dates back to 200 BC China, during the Han Dynasty. People roasted bamboo stalks until the air inside them hissed and exploded. The resulting loud bang is believed to frighten evil spirits and herald happiness and good fortune. However, when the Chinese invented gunpowder some time between 600-900 AD, fireworks became even louder and brighter.

 

3. Hanabi Taikai

 

In Japan, there is a tradition of many pyrotechnic festivals (Hanabi Taikai) in the summer, which occur almost every weekend. For example, in August, there were more than 800 shows. Traditionally, these pyrotechnic shows were used to ward off evil spirits.

 

4. First fireworks, then gunpowder weapons

 

The invention of fireworks led to gunpowder weapons, not the other way around. During medieval wars in China, sometimes fireworks were tied to rats thrown into enemy territory. The Chinese also strapped fireworks to arrows to intimidate their enemies.

 

 

5. Fireworks - metal burning

 

The colors of the fireworks result from the burning of various metallic elements. When burning multiple elements, they paint the flame in different colors. For example, barium burns green, sodium burns yellow, and lithium and strontium burn red.

 

6. Gunpowder was brought to Europe by the Arabs

 

Contrary to popular belief, Marco Polo was not the first to bring gunpowder from China to Europe when he returned from China in 1295. Gunpowder was probably brought earlier by the Arabs via the Silk Road, despite the best efforts of the Chinese to keep its recipe secret.

 

7. Titanium Powder Creates Loud Explosions

 

Pyrotechnicians can create certain firework sounds. For example, aluminum or iron flakes can create hissing sounds, and titanium powder can create loud explosions.

 

8. Blue color fireworks

 

Blue is by far the most difficult firework color for pyrotechnicians to achieve. Even after thousands of years of fireworks, no one has found the perfect composition to make a vibrant blue. In contrast, red, green, orange, and white are easy to make.

 

 

9. Henry VII, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I

 

The earliest known fireworks display in England was set off in 1486 at the wedding of Henry VII. His son Henry VIII also celebrated his marriage to Anne Boleyn with fireworks. The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth I was so fond of fireworks that she created a unique position at court for the person who made the most beautiful fireworks show.

 

10 Native American Intimidation

 

According to legend, Captain John Smith set off the first fireworks in America in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1608. He wanted to impress or frighten the Native Americans.

 

11. Italian fireworks

 

The Italians are famous for turning fireworks into a work of art. In fact, many of the leading American fireworks companies or fireworks shows are owned by families of Italian origin, such as Grucci, Rozzi, and Zambelli.

 

12. Fireworks are part of European holidays

 

Although fireworks were invented in China around 200 BC, it took about 17 centuries for them to become part of European celebrations. In England, "firemasters" lit fireworks at parties with the help of their assistants or "little green men." The "Green People" wore green leaf headdresses to put out any sparks to avoid a fire.

 

13. Pyrotechnics Olympics in the Philippines

 

The Philippines hosts the annual World Pyrotechnics Olympiad. Participants from all over the world come together to determine who can create the best fireworks.

 

 

14. Fireworks in Oslo

 

The largest fireworks show was held in Norway on November 29, 2014, when 540,383 fireworks were launched. The spectacle continued for 1.5 hours in honor of the Norwegian constitution.

 

15. Only 100% cotton

 

People who make fireworks must wear 100% cotton clothes and even underwear. Synthetic clothing can create sparks from static electricity that can set off fireworks.

 

Short facts about fireworks

 

17. China is the largest importer of fireworks - more than 90% of all fireworks are produced in China;

 

18. The first fireworks display in Europe was at the wedding of King Henry VII of England in 1486;

 

19. For quite a long time, people believed that fireworks scare away evil spirits;

 

20. Three sparklers burning together can generate as much heat as a blowtorch;

 

21. The first fireworks in America were brought by an Englishman, Captain John Smith, whom we know from the history of Pocahontas;

 

22. Exploding a firework on a street or public place in the UK is a criminal offense with a maximum fine of up to £5,000.

 

23. In 1240, Arab scientists mastered the knowledge of gunpowder. A Syrian named Hassan al-Rammah designed the first medieval Arabic fireworks (rocket) borrowed from Chinese sources.

 

24. Dreams about fireworks mean that you enjoy being the center of attention and showing off to others. It also symbolizes enthusiasm and fun.

 

 

25. the giant chocolate firework was 3 m high and 1.5 m in diameter and contained 60 kg Swiss chocolates. Fireworks were launched in Zurich on New Year's Eve 2002.

 

26. the giant firework rocket weighed 13 kg and was launched in Portugal in 2010.

 

27. In Japanese, the word fireworks will sound like "Hanabi," which means "fire flower."

 

28. The fireworks rocket can reach a speed of 240 km/h, but the body can only maintain integrity at 200 meters.

 

29. Bengal fire burns at a temperature 15 times greater than the boiling point of water. Three sparklers together can generate the same heat as a blowtorch.

 

30. The record for the number of fireworks launched was 450 thousand pieces, achieved in Dubai in 2014.

 

 

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Independence Day is the day of the signing of the US Declaration of Independence in 1776, which proclaimed the independence of the United States from the Kingdom of Great Britain. This holiday, which Americans simply call “Fourth of July,” is a federal holiday that marks the adoption of the July 4 Declaration by the Continental Congress. He stated that thirteen American colonies consider themselves a new nation, the United States of America and are no longer part of the British Empire. Bemorepanda collected some interesting facts for you, and of course the history of the event.

 

American Independence Day is the national day of the United States.

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Independence Day in the USA History of the holiday. During the American Revolution, the legal secession of the Thirteen Colonies from Britain in 1776 actually occurred on July 2, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve an Independence Resolution that had been proposed for consideration in June by Richard Henry Lee from Virginia. At that time, the inhabitants of 13 British colonies, which were located along the east coast of today's United States, were at war with the English king and parliament due to the fact that the British Parliament passed the "Currency Act" in 1764. This law prohibited the administration of the American colonies from issuing their own, unsecured and uncontrollably printed money and obliged them to continue to pay all taxes in gold and silver coins. In other words, the law forced the colonies to the gold standard. In 1775 the war broke out.

 

The Committee of Five, led by Thomas Jefferson, prepared the Declaration of Independence. Congress discussed and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it two days later on 4 July. For the first time in an official document, the colonies were called United.

 

From the outset, Americans celebrated the national holiday on July 4, the date specified in a widely publicized Declaration, rather than July 2, when the resolution was approved in closed session of Congress.

 

Historians have long debated whether members of Congress signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, although Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin all later wrote that they signed it that day. Most historians have come to the conclusion that the Declaration was signed almost a month after its adoption on August 2, 1776, and not July 4, as is commonly believed.

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History of the holiday Independence Day This day is usually associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts. The holiday is also famous for baseball games, family gatherings, political speeches and ceremonies, as well as various other social events dedicated to the history, government and traditions of the United States.

 

As with other summer events, the celebration often takes place outdoors. July 4th is a federal holiday, so some federal offices (such as the Postal Service and federal courts) close on this day.

 

Families often celebrate it by hosting friends or attending picnics or barbecues. Many take advantage of the weekend to get together with family or friends. Decorations (such as streamers, balloons, and clothing) are usually painted in the red, white, and blue of the American flag. Parades are often held in the morning, before family gatherings, while fireworks are held in the evening after dark in parks and city squares.

 

America's Independence Day Fireworks are often accompanied by patriotic songs such as the national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner," "God Save America," "America the Beautiful," "My Country," "This Land Is Your Land," "The Stars and stripes forever. " The Yankee Doodle is popular in the northeastern states and Dixie in the southern states.

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In some states, fireworks are prohibited or limited in size and type for safety reasons. In addition, local weather conditions can dictate whether the sale or use of fireworks is permitted.

 

A one-gun salute for each state in the United States, called the "union salute," fires on Independence Day at noon at any military base.

 

In 2009, New York City had the largest fireworks display in the country, with over 22 tons of pyrotechnics exploding. Other major fireworks display takes place in Chicago on Lake Michigan, Boston on the Charles River, St. Louis on the Mississippi River, San Francisco over San Francisco Bay, and on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

 

Interesting coincidences on July 4th in America. Coincidentally, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both of the signers and later presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, when they celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Declaration.

 

Yes! This is your day, America! On July 4, 1776, the United States became an independent state. It's time for Americans to get out and clean old barbecues, stock up on fireworks, hot dogs and beer. We invite everyone else to have fun by reading 10 facts about American Independence Day.

 

1. So, on this day

In 1776, the American colonies were declared free and independent from Britain and its king.

 

2. During the first 20 years, Independence Day was not celebrated on July 4

Постеры на тему Дня независимости стали модным трендом

The date was officially declared a holiday only in 1870, almost a hundred years after the Declaration was written and signed. For example, the second president of the United States, John Adams, believed that Independence Day should be celebrated on July 2. He believed that this very date, when Congress voted for the Declaration, should be celebrated as a holiday. In a letter to his wife, Adams wrote that "July 2 should be celebrated with pomp and parade, sports, bonfires, bells and festivals." In the early years after the signing of the Declaration, there was controversy over whether the country should celebrate at all. While Democrats and Republicans were delighted with the Declaration, the Federalists considered the celebration of independence "unpatriotic, anti-British and too French."

 

3. There are more of them

Карта США

In 1776, when thirteen states declared independence from the British Empire, the nation consisted of 2.5 million citizens. These two million citizens celebrated the first on July 4th. Today, the country has over 320 million citizens and the population continues to grow.

 

4. Three American presidents died on July 4:

Томас Джефферсон - Джон Адамс - Джеймс Монро

Thomas Jefferson - July 4, 1826

John Adams - July 4, 1826

James Monroe - July 4, 1831

 

It is noteworthy that two of them, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who signed the Declaration of Independence, died on the same day.

 

Another president, Zackery Taylor, passed away on July 9, 1850, after the Fourth of July celebration, from food poisoning.

 

5. Born on July 4

Памятная монета с изображением Президента Калвина Кулиджа

President Calvin Coolidge was born on July 4, 1872, which provided another reason to write his name in the history books.

 

6. Another country celebrates Independence Day on July 4 - the Philippines.

Празднование Дня независимости Филиппин

 

7. Instead of an eagle, a turkey could become a symbol of America

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Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to become America's national symbol. He believed that the bald eagle was a bird with poor moral characteristics, the turkey, in his opinion, was the more respectable option. Fortunately, his point of view was not supported.

 

8. Fireworks

Фейерверки на День независимости

Every year, Americans launch about 200 million kg of fireworks! And most of them are imported from China - for $ 247.1 million. From there, American flags are brought in for $ 5-6 million annually.

 

9. Hot dog!

Хот-доги в чикагском стиле - это вкусно

Most Americans spend July 4 outdoors, picnicking with family and friends. The favorite dish is obviously the hot dog. America eats about 150 million hot dogs on this day.

 

10. The most drunk holiday

Выпьем?

The fourth of July is unofficially known as the drunkest holiday in the United States. The tradition began in 1778, on the second day of the Independence Day celebrations. Then US President George Washington ordered a double shot of rum to be given to the military to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration. Since then, sales of beer and other alcoholic beverages have grown tenfold during this period. In recent years, Americans have been drinking $ 1 billion worth of beer alone in honor of Independence Day. And that's not counting other alcoholic drinks.



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The past has the same meaning as the future, and not only for an individual person, but for all of humanity. How can we build our lives without looking back at the past? This is not possible for us. Therefore, in order to stir up memories and tell you something new, we have collected the most interesting historical photos that will prove that there was a lot of fascinating things in the past.

 

Yuri and Tatiana Nikulin, USSR, 1983

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Fashion guy with a Wispa motorcycle, 1990s

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First color photograph, 1861

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Opening ceremony of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow

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Johnny Depp, 1969

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Moscow, USSR, 1990

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Marilyn Monroe, 1962

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Marlene Dietrich detained at a train station in Paris for wearing men's trousers, 1933

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The law prohibiting women from wearing trousers was in force in France until 2013 (of course, no one followed it in recent decades)

 

Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Harvey Keitel and Quentin Tarantino on the set of Pulp Fiction, 1994

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Construction of the London Underground, 1898

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A tomb carved from a single giant stone nearly 2,000 years ago in Arabia

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Single urinal. Paris, 1875

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First IKEA store, Sweden, 1958

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Tilda Swinton, 1988

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Pistol duel used to be an Olympic sport, 1909

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Jenny Joseph, 28, poses for the Columbia Pictures logo, 1992

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Winona Ryder, 1990

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A startled observer at the annual Sydney gay pride parade Mardi Gras, 1994

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The last queen of Mongolia, Navaanluvsangiin Genenpil, who was shot in 1938 during the Stalinist repression by the decision of the Communist Party

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Vladimir Putin during the celebration of the Tatar national holiday "Sabantuy" in Kazan, June 24, 2000

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