Happy Independence Day! Before we share a few localicious ideas about how to spend the holiday, here are a few fun facts about the Declaration of Independence you can use to wow your friends.
- Officially, the Continental Congress declared its freedom from Britain on July 2, 1776, when it approved a resolution and delegates from New York were given permission to make it a unanimous vote. John Adams thought July 2 would be marked as a national holiday for generations to come.
- The Document had been proposed in draft form by the Committee of Five (John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson) and it took two days for the Congress to agree on the edits, which is why we celebrate on July 4.
- Six people signed the Declaration and also the Constitution – Benjamin Franklin, George Read, Roger Sherman, Robert Morris, George Clymer and James Wilson.
Here are some links to our property blogs, with details on neighborhood Fourth of July events.
- The Lyric (Capitol Hill)
- Stadium Place (Pioneer Square)
- The Corydon (University District)
- The 101 Kirkland (Eastside)
Have a fun, fabulous and safe Fourth of July!