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Presidential Death Beds & Independence Day
Here’s a little history trivia about this special day.
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Founding Fathers and the second and third Presidents of the United States, both died on July 4, 1826, on the 50th anniversary of Independence Day.
Because of their opposing views on politics as well as their contrasting personalities, the two men were not on friendly terms, and rumor has it that Adams’ last words on his deathbed were “Jefferson survives.” Little did he know that Jefferson had actually died five hours earlier.
Leaving you with that conversation starter, we hope you celebrate this day with friends and family and feast like the Romans!