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Tomorrow the U.S. celebrates Independence Day, and the Two Nerdy History Girls are taking a few days off to celebrate, too, with family and friends.
If you crave a dose of historical nerdiness in the meantime, I recommend the Library of Congress’s Today in History page for the Fourth of July. It includes a letter from John Adams to his wife Abigail Adams, describing a spontaneous celebration. Further down the page you’ll find a short, entertaining account of celebrations on the American frontier.
And since we in the U.S. can expect to hear “The Star Spangled Banner” quite a bit over the next couple of days, you might want to check out this New York Times article about our National Anthem.
Happy Independence Day!
Image courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA