Pictures: Fun Facts for Independence Day
Sure you know how to throw down with grilling and fireworks but check out these cool facts about our nation's birthday.
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Population( Chicago Tribune/Nancy Stone )
From the U.S. Census
By the numbers: Our population
On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.
In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation.
The nation's estimated population on this July Fourth.
Sources: U.S. Census 2010; Population clock ; Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970