1. Every 4th of July the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped (not actually rung) thirteen times in honor of the original thirteen colonies.
2. Only John Hancock actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. All the others signed later.
3. The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men from 13 colonies.
4. The only two signers of the Declaration of Independence who later served as President of the United States were John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
5. The stars on the original American flag were in a circle so all the Colonies would appear equal.