4th of July’s Most Unknown Historical Coincidence!

Did you know that three U.S. Presidents have died on the 4th of July… two of them on the same day in the same year! Wow, two Ex-Presidents died on the same day in history, with one being born on July 4th… unbelievable!

In a remarkable coincidence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, James Monroe, the Fifth President of the United States, died on July 4, 1831. Calvin Coolidge, the Thirtieth President, was born on July 4, 1872, and thus was the only President to be born on Independence Day.

When you win a bar bet using this trivia, drink a beer for me! 🙂

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