I ran across this interesting tidbit and, though it’s a strange time of year for it, thought I would share.

See if you can answer the following question:

After 1863, in which southern town was the Fourth of July holiday not officially celebrated again until 1944, near the end of World War II?

Answer: Vicksburg, Mississippi, the city that fell to Yankee forces on July 4, 1863, during the Siege of Vicksburg. The town ignored Independence Day for the next 81 years.


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