July 4, 1826

I had heard about this last year and think it is interesting.  2 signers of the Declaration of Independence died on the date of its signing(July 4)50 years later.  You can read about it below.

American Minute with Bill Federer
July 5

Once political enemies they became close friends, and died yesterday, July 4 in
the year 1826.
An awe swept America as these two men, at distance of 700 hundred miles from
each other, died on the same day exactly 50 years since they both signed the
Declaration of Independence.
Their names: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
In his Second Annual Message to Congress, 1826, President John Quincy Adams
“Since your last meeting at this place, the fiftieth anniversary of the
day when our independence was declared…two of the principal actors in that
solemn scene – the hand that penned the ever-memorable Declaration and the voice
that sustained it in debate – were by one summons, at the distance of 700 miles
from each other, called before the Judge of All to account for their deeds done
upon earth.”
President John Quincy Adams, continued in an Executive Order:
“A coincidence…so wonderful gives confidence…that the patriotic
efforts of these…men were Heaven directed, and furnishes a new…hope that the
prosperity of these States is under the special protection of a kind


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