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More Fun Facts about Independence Day
Benjamin Franklin thought our national bird should be a Turkey.
In a letter to his daughter, this Founding Father called the bald eagle a bird "of ad moral character"; the turkey was "much more respectable."
Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams passed on Independence Day.
In a bizarre but oddly fitting twist, both Jefferson and Adams died on July 4th, 1826.