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July 4th marks the founding of the United States, and for many the day would not be complete without the evening fireworks celebration. If you have you ever wondered about the origins of this custom, fireworks appear to have been associated with this day since the founding of the republic. Read more

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Fireworks. Fireworks at Washington Monument I,
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