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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! 

 

Wait... what? It's actually today? July 2nd? 

 

Yup. 

 

This article explains it... and it all comes down to, well, timing. 

 

Back when Congress actually got stuff done, they passed this resolution breaking up with England on July 2nd. The Washington Post breaks it all down at the link above. 

 

So... happy birthday, 'Merica!