Today in the United States we’re all celebrating Independence Day, the Fourth of July, whatever your preference for call it. Today’s the lay we dress in red, white and blue, sing patriotic songs, wave the flag, and celebrate freedom, but July 4th, 1776 was just one day in history and July 4th has actually be a huge day throughout the centuries for events, births, deaths, and more. Let’s take a look at what else we’re celebrating,remembering, and thinking about on July 4th.
1802: West Point Academy Opens
The US Military Academy opened on this day in 1802 and has been training leaders and heroes for centuries.
1804: Nathaniel Hawthorne Born
The author of The Scarlet Letter and many other great books you should absolutely read was born on this day in 1804.