Happy Independence Day!
July 4th has fallen on a Sunday 34 times since 1776. The first July 4th Sunday was 1779 and the last was 2010, while the next will be 2027. Seward began continuously celebrating on Saturday, July 4th of 1868 and has done so 22 times on a Sunday. The bi-centennial July 4th celebration of 1976 was on a Sunday.
CSPAN rebroadcasted a May 17, 2021 Book Chat with Patrick J. O’Donnell who discussed his book, The Indispensables.
Here is the link: https://www.c-span.org/video/?511872-1/the-indispensables
The Indispensables follows O’Donnell’s previous book, Washington’s Immortals, also an exceptional read of an important period of history.