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District of Columbia’s first 4th of July – 1801

District of Columbia’s first 4th of July – 1801

BY Matthew B. Gilmore

https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/2018/07/03/district-of-columbias-first-4th-of-july-1801/

The July 4th holiday has not always been recognized as a national holiday (only since 1870) but observations began in the District of Columbia since its earliest days.

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