It just would not be Independence Day without fireworks. They are a blast to watch. We first celebrated this holiday in 1777, one year after the Declaration of Independence was adopted. Among the cities that lay claim to that first 1777 celebration are Bristol, Rhode Island (oldest parade) and Philadelphia, which had a fireworks celebration that first year. Trivia note – Rhode Island was the last of the 13 original colonies to join the United States and did so a full year after George Washington was inaugurated. I guess the folks in RI then really wanted to be independent. Origin [...]
I discovered an interesting article about the World’s oldest family businesses. The article made me curious – curious to learn what is the oldest family business in the world and which are the oldest family-businesses in the United States.