Happy 4th of July, everyone! For us living in the USA, Independence Day is an opportunity to pause and remember the beginning of the “American experiment.” It is a day to celebrate who we are, what we have done, and how we have evolved. I am glad that we have a holiday to encourage this reflection. Hopefully, as we remember the day our ancestors signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, we also remember that there have been many other dates worth remembering and celebrating.
Below, I am going to list ten other dates that mark occasions worth celebrating in United States history. This list of dates simply reflects some events that I, in my very subjective opinion, consider to be ten proud moments in our history. The list is certainly not exhaustive. The list may not even be the most important dates, as importance is somewhat in the eye of the beholder. Also, important events are not necessarily proud events worthy of celebration. These dates mark happy days in our history.
If you would like to participate, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, identifying what happened on each of these dates. Please submit your entries by midnight EDT on Sunday, 7/4/21. There is a fabulous prize for the one who properly identifies the most events. If there is a tie, the entry I receive first will be the winner. I will report back next week with the answers.
On this date in United States History…
Okay… on your mark, get set, GO! Happy history, everybody!