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NASA Says New Horizons Pluto Probe Back Online After Losing Contact on Sunday

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NASA experienced an “anomaly” with the New Horizons space probe on Sunday, temporarily losing  contact with the spacecraft.

Via JHUAPL.edu:

NASA’s New Horizons mission is returning to normal science operations after a July 4 anomaly and remains on track for its July 14 flyby of Pluto.

The investigation into the anomaly that caused New Horizons to enter “safe mode” on July 4 has concluded that no hardware or software fault occurred on the spacecraft. The underlying cause of the incident was a hard-to-detect timing flaw in the spacecraft command sequence that occurred during an operation to prepare for the close flyby. No similar operations are planned for the remainder of the Pluto encounter.

“I’m pleased that our mission team quickly identified the problem and assured the health of the spacecraft,” said Jim Green, NASA’s Director of Planetary Science. “Now – with Pluto in our sights – we’re on the verge of returning to normal operations and going for the gold.”

Preparations are ongoing to resume the originally planned science operations on July 7 and to conduct the entire close flyby sequence as planned. The mission science team and principal investigator have concluded that the science observations lost during the anomaly recovery do not affect any primary objectives of the mission, with a minimal effect on lesser objectives. “In terms of science, it won’t change an A-plus even into an A,” said New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute, Boulder.

Adding to the challenge of recovery is the spacecraft’s extreme distance from Earth. New Horizons is almost 3 billion miles away, where radio signals, even traveling at light speed, need 4.5 hours to reach home. Two-way communication between the spacecraft and its operators requires a nine-hour round trip.

Status updates will be issued as new information is available.

After a ten year journey, the New Horizons spacecraft will reach its closest approach with Pluto and its moon Charon in seven days.

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Screencap captured at 2:39 PM (EST) (Credit: NASA)

 


Pluto and Charon Surfaces in Living Color

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Via JHUAPL.edu:

This is the first movie created by New Horizons to reveal color surface features of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon. “It’s a bit unusual to see so much surface detail at this distance,” said New Horizons co-investigator William McKinnon, a member of the mission’s Geology and Geophysics Investigation team, from Washington University in Saint Louis. “What’s especially noteworthy is the level of detail in both bodies. It’s certainly whetting our appetite for what’s to come.”

The images were taken between June 23 and June 29, 2015, as New Horizons’ distance to Pluto decreased from a distance of 15 million to 11 million miles (24 million to 18 million kilometers). Six high-resolution black-and-white images from New Horizons’ Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) instrument were combined with color data from the Ralph instrument to produce the movie.

Pluto Grows In New Horizon’s ‘Color’ Lens | Time-Lapse Video

Via VideoFromSpace

Black and white imagery from the NASA probe’s LORRI instrument is combined with color data from the Ralph instrument to create the first color time-lapse of the Pluto-Charon orbital “dance”. Also, the New Horizon’s team released an artist impression that shows what clouds may look like on Pluto.

NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/mash mix: Space.com’s @SteveSpaleta

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Forum: What Does the Fourth of July Mean to You?

The Watcher’s Council

Fourth of July 2015

 

Every week on Monday morning, the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum with short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture or daily living. This week’s question: What Does The Fourth Of July Mean To You?

(Note… this week’s question was partially inspired by the following video. While it was admittedly almost certainly cherry picked, I don’t think it’s necessarily unrepresentative after years of what passes for politically correct public education.)

Don Surber: The Fourth of July means freedom from the government. The independence in Independence Day is the ability to tell the president to go to hell. Sadly, we seem to be losing this.

The Right Planet: The people who boarded leaky ships on a dangerous passage across an unforgiving ocean in hope of a better life in the New World did not embark on their dangerous voyage expecting to find free healthcare, social security, food stamps and subsidized housing upon their arrival. They simply wanted to escape tyranny and pursue their own lives as the say fit—come what may. They preferred to try and eek out an existence in an unknown land, rather than continue to tolerate and live under the oppressive rule of monarchs and tyrants. To them, it was better to sacrifice their blood, sweat and tears in the pursuit of freedom, than to toil under “quiet servitude” to an all-powerful State.

There was no government to speak of when the pilgrims first arrived in the New Land. But, if you listen to people like Barack Obama, et al., you might be left with the impression that before the earth was ever formed, there was government. “You didn’t build that,” sayeth dear leader.

I truly believe if the liberals of today were to write their own “declaration,” they would call it the Declaration of Codependence.

The Independent Sentinel: It’s fireworks, BBQs, Sousa marches, and outdoor grilling. Independence Day is also the day I pray for all those Patriots who came before and to all those who serve today and who make my freedom possible.

How can anyone ever thank people who sacrificed so much for us.

Since the Marxist in the White House began his treasonous assault on our Constitution and our freedoms, it means so much more to me. It’s now a responsibility to fight for the rule of law and for freedom whatever way I can and as long as I can.

Puma By Design: Great question Rob of which, as it so happens, I have pondered all week, .

First the video: The ignorance of so many is mind boggling and an insult to our nation, its history and the blessings the Lord above has bestilled upon us.

Next: l actually prepared a July 4th post, visiting my July 4 yesterdays. Excerpt:

I mourn for the July 4ths of yesterday.

My mother would get us up early on the morning of July 4th. After breakfast, she would dress us in either red and white or blue and white outfits. We each had an American flag pin appended to the lapel of our blouses and shirts. If there were no pins then we carried an American flag. After all, it was July 4th and a grand day to be an American.

Those were marvelous times. Even as children, we acknowledged the U. S. Constitution, our founding fathers and those who served thereby securing us the freedom and liberties to celebrate Independence Day. Young, old, regardless of ethnicity, all recognized and carried the significance of the day with us as we came together with family, friends and neighbors…..

Mark Dice’s video is proof that for many the significance of Independence Day is lost on far too many.

During my travels Saturday, I saw too few American flag lapel pins and flags being carried in hand. The children unless informed by their parents or grandparents are clueless. They believe that Independence Day is about firecrackers and hot dogs only.

Noticeable is the “increased” visibility for the first time since 9/11 of American flags in windows and on porches (in my neighborhood and surrounding areas). This leads me to believe that even in NYC, people sense that something is wrong.

JoshuaPundit: What I’m going to say next may or may not make sense to many people. Take it for what it’s worth to you.

This Fourth coincides with the 17th of Tammuz in the Hebrew calender. It’s a lunar calender,  so the dates change every year. Among other things, this is the date that the Babylonians conquered Israel and destroyed the First Temple, as well as the day the Romans breached the walls of Jerusalem and destroyed the Second Temple in 70 CE.  It is ordinarily a day of prayer and fasting, which occurred Sunday, the 5th, since fasting is prohibited on the Jewish Sabbath.

It’s also worth noting that the 17th of Tammuz also coincided with July Fourth in 1776.

I personally see in this a message to us. I believe the wall of our liberties and our Constitution have been breached, and I noted the air of uneasiness among many Americans this year on Independence Day…a sort of tired resignation.  I think we’re in for some rough times and stormy weather.

1776 was also the start of a period of great turmoil in America, as those committed to liberty fought for it, not only against the British but against many of their fellow countrymen who liked the status quo just fine.

I have noted a lot of what I call ‘rah rah talk’ among many commentators, urging people to man up and ‘fight’ against the usurpation of our liberties..with zero details or practical suggestions. Those details and practical solutions are exactly what’s needed if real political change is to be accomplished and our Republic reaffirmed, and what we should be concentrating on right now.

I emphasize political change, because I still believe such change can still – just barely-  be accomplished by lawful means,

If July Fourth means anything, it means channeling the spirit of our ancestors and facing adversity with the same willingness to risk our lives, fortunes and sacred honor. If we do that, we will win.

GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD: 4 July 1776 fired off a crazy rocking rolling ride that hasn’t stopped ‘stirring things up’ on a global scale.

Advancing arrogance into an art form with a remarkable relentless risque commitment to liberty, egalitarianism, individualism, and laissez-faire values.

America differs qualitatively from all other nations, because of her unique origins, nat’l credo, historical evolution, and distinctive political and religious institutions. Not to mention the only nation to fight a civil war to end slavery.

Great Satan is magically especial because she was a country of immigrants and the first modern democracy.

Loud, proud and rowdy – early America forecast future stuff with a provocative lingo that still fits today. “Don’t Tread On Me!” “Liberty Or Death”, “Live Free Or Die”

Great Satan’s superiority of the American experiment is reflected in the perception among Americans of America’s role in the world. That American foreign policy is based on moral principles is a consistent theme in the American hot diplopolititary gossip – a phenomenon recognized even by those who are skeptic of such an assessment.

This inclination to do right has been virtually unique among the nations of the world – and for this very reason – America has been totally misunderstood. How could a nation so rich, so successful actually, really be so unselfish and so caring?

Unconvincing (and either historically igno – or deceitfully dishonest – either term will do) critics cry Great Satan must have darker motives! America must be seeking imperium – to dominate everyone else, suck up all the oil, to trade and rob blind for America’s selfish purposes.

People from more grasping, less idealistic societies find it nigh impossible to accept that America honestly believes that giving everyone opportunity is the real roadmap for abundance and happiness everywhere – not merely in the magical Great Satan.

Americans honestly believe that securing other people’s freedom is actually like the best guarantee that America can keep her own.

Great Satan does not want to dominate the world. Americans want to live in peace and hope other people will too.

Great Satan will go out into the world, redress errors, stop uncool unacceptable behavior, to first challenge, then annihilate threats to our liberty.

Creative destruction is Great Satan’s middle name. It is her natural function, for she is the one truly revolutionary country in the world for more than 2 centuries.
She does it automatically, and that is precisely why creeps and tyrants hate her guts, and are driven to attack her. An enormous advantage, despots fear her, and oppressed peoples want what she offers: freedom.

Amazingly, some suspect states, illegit leaders and some people have not yet comprehended that America’s primary intention is to preserve and keep our own land and liberty and all it’s prosperity and that America will do anything and go anywhere to make it happen.

Great Satan built the modern world.
And She knows her way around.
Happy BDay America!

Laura Rambeau Lee, Right Reason: Growing up, every Fourth of July our family traveled and celebrated the holiday with a big family reunion which revolved around the Kutztown State Fair in Pennsylvania. The fair showcases Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish tradition, culture, foods, and crafts. My family goes back to the early 1700s and the first of my ancestors who arrived in the colonies fought in the Revolutionary War.

The Fourth of July fills me with wonder at the sacrifices of these early settlers who traveled from Germany to find a new life, not knowing exactly what they would find once they reached these shores. I am filled with pride knowing they were a part of this country’s founding. Their legacy of freedom lives on in me, and in my children and grandchildren.

We have been blessed with three grandchildren, and as I look into their eyes I see my posterity. It is because of them I am resolved to do whatever it takes to assure their future remains secure and that they will be able to live in a free America. To do nothing, to say nothing, to not teach them about their proud heritage and the history of the United States is unacceptable. I am reminded of the words of President Ronald Reagan: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” It is up to us, parents and grandparents, to make sure our children understand our history, the history of humankind, civilization, and how our republic came to be. It begins with education, and this is where we must focus our attention.

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Pat Condell: How to Insult a ‘Progressive’

Via Pat Condell:

Tell them the truth when the truth is incorrect.

Free speech is so last century.

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Do You Fit the Terrorist Profile?

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By: William Jasper
The New American

Are you on some government list as a possible “domestic terrorist” suspect because you have exercised your First Amendment right to express opposition to a government program or a proposed piece of legislation?

Have you, like millions of your fellow Americans, expressed outrage over the trillions of dollars being poured into the unending series of government bailouts?

Are you concerned about the escalating violence in Mexico and upset over the refusal of our government to secure our border and stop the continuing deluge of illegal aliens entering our country?

Do you support the Second Amendment and oppose the prohibition, restriction, and confiscation of privately owned firearms and ammunition?

Do you criticize and/or oppose the United Nations?

Does your automobile sport any politically incorrect bumper stickers?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, you already may have been singled out as an “antigovernment” terrorist suspect. A report issued on February 20 by the Missouri Information and Analysis Center (MIAC), a branch of the state’s Highway Patrol, tells law-enforcement personnel that these indicators are characteristic of “right-wing extremists” and “militia members” whose “mindset” poses a “threat to law enforcement.”

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The World Bank Deleted a Section of a Report That Slammed the Chinese Government

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Huh. Imagine that. Go figure.

Via WSJ:

The World Bank urged the Chinese government to reduce its sway in the financial system in a bi-annual report released Wednesday.

By Friday, that section was gone from its website.

According to the Wall Street Journal’s Mark Magnier, a World Bank spokesperson said staff in the Washington headquarters instructed that the references be deleted. The spokesperson did not know whether it was because Chinese officials took issue.

An earlier version of the ‘China Economic Update‘ said: “The state has formal ownership of 65 percent of commercial bank assets and de facto control of 95 percent of these assets, making it an outlier by international standards.”

The update had also warned about “wasteful investment, overindebtedness, and a weakly regulated shadow-banking system,” according to AFP. 

In a story on the original version of the World Bank’s report, AFP noted that the bank’s comments were “unusually forthright.”

According to the Journal, Bert Hofman, the World Bank’s China country director, said the section was removed because its tone was inconsistent with its “standard of discourse with member governments.”

On Saturday, Chinese government officials took further steps to try and halt the plunge in stocks.

Nearly 30 IPOs have been halted, and China’s top 21 securities brokerages have vowed to invest 120 billion yuan ($19.3 billion) in equities, after the Shanghai Composite Index crashed into a bear market on Monday.

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Greece Votes ‘NO’ in a Landslide

EUSSR (Credit: Finn Skovgaard)

EUSSR (Credit: Finn Skovgaard)

By: Brent Parrish

Greeks voted over overwhelmingly by a 61 to 39 percent margin against a EU debt bailout agreement. whose terms had yet to be written.

Reportedly, the European Central Bank will convene an emergency meeting today over concerns Greece will reintroduce the drachma and phase out the euro.

When I look I at the European Union, I can’t help but think of what former Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky called it—”a pale version of the Soviet Union.” In reality, that’s just what the EU is, if you ask me: a European Soviet. In Russian, Soviet means “unelected council.” Enter the European Parliament—an unelected council lording it over the former sovereign states of Europe, whose governments have become little more than rubber stamps for the edicts pouring forth from Brussels.

So, on one hand, I think Greece voting against the EU bailout is a good thing. But, on the other hand, I have to consider who the ruling party in Greece is right now—Syriza.

Via WikiPedia:

The coalition originally comprised a broad array of groups (thirteen in total) and independent politicians, including social democrats, democratic socialists, left-wing patriots, feminists, anti-capitalists, centrist and environmentalist groups, as well as Marxist–Leninist, Maoist, Trotskyist, Eurocommunist, Luxemburgist and also Eurosceptic components….

I don’t what the future holds for Greece (or the European Union, for that matter). I’m sure it’s going to be a very bumpy ride for the Greeks, at least for the near future. And it’s looking like it’s going to be a rocky ride for the EU, as well.

While  I would like to believe Nigel Farage is correct when he claims, “The European Union is dying before our eyes,” I’m still a skeptic. Very powerful and murky forces brought the EU into existence. I doubt these same sinister forces will allow the “European Soviet” to disintegrate without moving heaven and earth to prevent it—come hell or high-water.

By the way, I’m banking on hell coming first. You can bet your drachmas on that.

Back out quiet …

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Documentary (1990): ‘The Greenhouse Conspiracy’

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By: Brent Parrish

Well, as you can see, the apocalyptic, catastrophic, anthropogenic (man-made) global warming meme goes way back. It’s just a big Ponzi scheme whose primary purpose is to  redistribute the wealth of the United States and other Western nations, and to prevent smaller (i.e. “emerging”) nations from ever achieving true independence or prosperity. They call it “sustainability.” I call it “evil.”

See, there’s only one thing the United Nations needs to become a fully-functioning world government: a global tax. And what could fit the bill better than a global carbon tax? It really is deviously clever … in a Stalinist sort of way.

This documentary originally aired on UK CH4 back in 1990. The film features climate scientists Pat Michaels,Tom Wigley, Richard Lindzen and Stephen Schneider.

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Hillary Ropes ‘Em In …

So, yeah … this happened …

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Thoughts on Independence Day

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By: Brent Parrish

Well, it’s the 4th of July, i.e., “Independence Day”; and it got to me to thinking about the whole notion of “independence” and what it means to this American.

The people who boarded leaky ships on a dangerous passage across an unforgiving ocean in hope of a better life in the New World did not embark on their dangerous voyage expecting to find free healthcare, social security, food stamps and subsidized housing upon their arrival. They simply wanted to escape tyranny and pursue their own lives as the saw fit—come what may. They preferred to try and eek out an existence in an unknown land, rather than continue to tolerate and live under the oppressive rule of monarchs and tyrants. To them, it was better to sacrifice their blood, sweat and tears in the pursuit of freedom, than to toil under “quiet servitude” to an all-powerful State.

There was no government to speak of when the pilgrims first arrived in the New Land. But, if you listen to people like Barack Obama, et al., you might be left with the impression that before the earth was ever formed, there was government. “You didn’t build that,” sayeth dear leader.

I truly believe if the liberals of today were to write their own “declaration,” they would call it the Declaration of Codependence.

Here’s how WebMD describes a codependent relationship:

The first step in getting things back on track is to understand the meaning of a codependent relationship. Experts say it’s a pattern of behavior in which you find yourself dependent on approval from someone else for your self-worth and identity.

One key sign is when your sense of purpose in life wraps around making extreme sacrifices to satisfy your partner’s needs.

“Codependent relationships signify a degree of unhealthy clinginess, where one person doesn’t have self-sufficiency or autonomy,” says Scott Wetzler, PhD, psychology division chief at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “One or both parties depend on their loved ones for fulfillment.”

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For some, the need to “belong” is so strong that they are willing to sacrifice their own independence and self-worth at the altar of “belongingness.” There are those who are all too eager to allow other people to define their own self-worth for them. There are too many, if you ask me, who are more than willing to give away all their power, becoming utterly dependent on others to provide for their every spiritual, emotional and physical need—as opposed to pursuing their own life, liberty and happiness.

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”

—Karl Marx

It’s interesting, to me, how modern psychology tells us “codependence” is mentally unhealthy. Well, I would wholeheartedly agree with that assessment. Yet there are those in power who constantly clamor for what they call “inter-dependence.” This does not surprise me in the least. The so-called ruling elites are quite adept at exploiting human weakness for their own devious purposes (i.e. more power).

As a matter of fact, in 1976, there appeared the Declaration of Interdependence.

Here’s the first paragraph from the preamble of the Declaration of Interdependence:

When in the course of history the threat of extinction confronts mankind, it is necessary for the people of the United States to declare their interdependence with the people of all nations and to embrace those principles and build those institutions which will enable mankind to survive and civilization to flourish.

So, it looks like the today’s radicals have already written their own Declaration of Codependence. Such notables as Henry Kissinger have often talked about the need for fostering the notion of more “interdependence.” The concept of interdependence is quite popular with globalists, internationalists and the radical left these days.

In an article extolling the virtues of interdependence, Leandro Herrero writes (emphasis added):

Independence is dead. Write your declaration of Inter-dependence

[…]

Inter-dependence allows you to define your space (social, managerial, commercial, purpose). It is by understanding inter-dependence, not independence, that one can create one’s own identity. What you are, the space you occupy, what distinguishes you, is no longer something you can do in isolation, pretending to be independent. Independence works in exclusion mode. Inter-dependence works in inclusion mode. Inclusion is not agreement. It means making the most of the shared views of the world, and also being very clear about the differences, the different views of the world. It’s not one or the other; it’s both, what unites us and what separates us.

The interdependence meme forwarded by people like Mr. Herrero, et. al.—who claim individual liberty and independence are somehow selfish, exclusive and greedy—is utter nonsense. There is nothing more selfish and greedy than a State apparatus that wishes to rob the individual of their liberty and independence for its own devices. There is nothing more exclusive than a oligarchy of ruling elites who tell individuals (i.e. “the masses”) that they must depend on them for their every spiritual, emotional and physical need. It’s just regurgitated Communism under the lovable label of “global governance” and “interdependence.”

There’s an old Latin saying that states, “I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.” I couldn’t agree more with that sentiment.

 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

—Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:13)

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Via ConstitutionFacts.com:

The Declaration of Independence

We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.

But July 4, 1776 wasn’t the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence (they did that on July 2, 1776).

It wasn’t the day we started the American Revolution either (that had happened back in April 1775).

And it wasn’t the day Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence (that was in June 1776). Or the date on which the Declaration was delivered to Great Britain (that didn’t happen until November 1776). Or the date it was signed (that was August 2, 1776).

So what did happen on July 4, 1776?

The Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. They’d been working on it for a couple of days after the draft was submitted on July 2nd and finally agreed on all of the edits and changes.

July 4, 1776, became the date that was included on the Declaration of Independence, and the fancy handwritten copy that was signed in August (the copy now displayed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.) It’s also the date that was printed on the Dunlap Broadsides, the original printed copies of the Declaration that were circulated throughout the new nation. So when people thought of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 was the date they remembered.

In contrast, we celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th of each year, the anniversary of the date the Constitution was signed, not the anniversary of the date it was approved. If we’d followed this same approach for the Declaration of Independence we’d being celebrating Independence Day on August 2nd of each year, the day the Declaration of Independence was signed!

How did the Fourth of July become a national holiday?

For the first 15 or 20 years after the Declaration was written, people didn’t celebrate it much on any date. It was too new and too much else was happening in the young nation. By the 1790s, a time of bitter partisan conflicts, the Declaration had become controversial. One party, the Democratic-Republicans, admired Jefferson and the Declaration. But the other party, the Federalists, thought the Declaration was too French and too anti-British, which went against their current policies.

By 1817, John Adams complained in a letter that America seemed uninterested in its past. But that would soon change.

After the War of 1812, the Federalist party began to come apart and the new parties of the 1820s and 1830s all considered themselves inheritors of Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans. Printed copies of the Declaration began to circulate again, all with the date July 4, 1776, listed at the top. The deaths of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on July 4, 1826, may even have helped to promote the idea of July 4 as an important date to be celebrated.

Celebrations of the Fourth of July became more common as the years went on and in 1870, almost a hundred years after the Declaration was written, Congress first declared July 4 to be a national holiday as part of a bill to officially recognize several holidays, including Christmas. Further legislation about national holidays, including July 4, was passed in 1939 and 1941.

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