A bit of fire works history this Fourth of July:When we think of the Fourth of July we think of fireworks there weren’t many firework displays on July 4, 1776 when the second Continental Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence. John Adams had written to his wife Abigail the night before that they should be illuminations from one end of the country to the other from this time in forever more”.
The first real plan Fourth of July fireworks occurred in Philadelphia on the night of July 4, 1777 to commemorate what happened to you before, papers reported “it was a grand exhibition of fireworks which began and concluded with 13 rocket and the city was illuminated”. By the 1780s a vast range of pyrotechnics was available to Americans in places and they celebrated victory in the revolutionary war.
By the 1830s Chemist had discovered how to add a variety of colors the fireworks/ the line from the new national anthem “the rockets red glare” spoke to how Fort McHenry in Baltimore had withstood the British attack in the War of 1812. From that point on fireworks on the Fourth of July became one of the enduring traditions in communities throughout the United States.