Why Celebrate July 4?

Btms^ for the 4th of July…Happy 234th Birthday to the U.S. of A!
Drink 4Cast 4 2Day: a Sam Adams beer, a great brew 4 a patriotic cheer 2 the Red, White and Blue this 4th of July! 
Liquor Barns are Open today from 1 pm to 9 pm!
Y Celebrate 2Day? On this date in…
2004 – The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower was laid…at the site of the World Trade Centers in NYC.
1996 – Hotmail, a free Internet email service, began…dot com!
1969 – “Give Peace a Chance” was released in the U.K…”All we are saying…”
1950 – Radio Free Europe began broadcasting.
1946 – Writer, American peace activist, Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic “Born on the Fourth of July”.
1943 – Reporter Geraldo Rivera born…with “20/20” vision?
1938 – Singer Bill Withers born…to “Lean on Me”?
1930 – Owner of the NY Yankees George Steinbrenner born.
1927 – Playwright Neil Simon born…Barefoot in the Park to The Odd Couple who was Broadway Bound with Biloxi Blues?
1918 – Twins Ann Landers and Abigail “Abby” Van Buren born…to give advice in their “dear ” newspaper columns?
1872 – Calvin Coolidge born…to be the 30th U.S. President.
1865 – Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was published.
1855 – The 1st edition of Walt Whitman’s book of poems “Leaves of Grass” was published.
1845 – Henry David Thoreau began his 2-year experience of living simply on Walden Pond began…he heard a “Different Drummer”?
1826 – Songwriter Stephen Foster born…a “Beautiful Dreamer” of “Oh! Susanna” from “My Old Kentucky Home” at “Camptown Races”?
1817 – In Rome, New York, construction began on the Erie Canal.
1816 – Cheers to Hiram Walker born…to distill some “Canadian Club”!
1776 – The United States of America was “Born” with the Declaration of Independence!
1636 – The city of Providence, Rhode Island was founded.

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