On this day
Venezuela made a big statement.
In 1811, the Venezuelan Declaration of Independence took a huge step forward. No less than seven provinces declared themselves independent of Spain. It was a huge step forward for the country!
Frederick Douglass made an important speech.
In 1852, fugitive slave Frederick Douglass made a speech to the Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester. The speech became known as his “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Speech, and in it, he condemned the Independence Day holiday as a hypocritical sham.
Amazon.com started up.
Can you imagine a world without Amazon? While the all-encompassing media and online store giant, helmed by Jeff Bezos, is pretty unavoidable these days, it had humble beginnings as a web bookseller, based in Bellevue, Washington, starting up on July 5th, 1994. They said it would never last…
Indonesia held its first presidential election by the people!
In 2004, the first round of the first-ever Indonesian Presidential election (decided by the people) took place! Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono would eventually win the vote.
Special Days Falling on July 5thEven though July 4th has just flown by, don’t worry; there is still plenty to celebrate! Here are some of the best special days you’ll want to mark before the sun goes down.
National Hawaii Day
Today is the perfect day to celebrate Hawaii, the 50th state of the USA. This stunning archipelago is full of incredible landscapes, warm and kind people, and fascinating culture. So, whether you enjoy visiting the islands, or are lucky enough to live there, be sure to honor Hawaii today!
National Bikini Day
Bikinis have not always been the norm. Women have long had to wear incredibly difficult clothing at the beach and when swimming, and bikinis were definitely seen as shocking when they first came out! Yet, nowadays, you cannot go to a busy beach without seeing people in bikinis everywhere! They can be incredibly comfortable and are definitely easier to wear in the water than full clothes! So, let’s celebrate bikinis today in all of their glory!
National Graham Cracker Day
Graham crackers are snackable treats that are endlessly versatile. With tea, as the base of cheesecakes, or simply on their own for a nice nibble, they are generally staples in all of our homes. Be grateful for the Graham crackers you have today, and enjoy them in any weird and wonderful ways you see fit!