July 4th…from Quill to Google

Here are some interesting facts about July 4th, 1776 and the Declaration of Independence.

There were actually 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Individual delegates signed the Declaration of Independence at different times, some as late as August 1776. The only three  confirmed to have signed on July 4, 1776 are John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.

July 4 fell on a Thursday in 1776.

According to Thomas Jefferson’s “daily weather observation” notes, the temperature was 76 degrees at 1:00PM July 4, 1776.

Thomas Jefferson wrote and rewrote the text of the Declaration of Independence from Jun 11 to June 28.

And from google we have today’s doodle: