CELEBRATE AMERICA! — HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Happy Fourth of July from The Bronx Chronicle staff, family and advertisers.

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Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83).

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From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

(Source: HistoryChannel.com)