We want to wish you a Safe and Happy 4th of July, from our Tri-Motion family to yours! The Fourth of July is a spectacular day: fireworks, picnics and music all in the name of our country’s freedom. We greatly appreciate all of our distributors and customers for continuing to help make us leaders in the pneumatic hoist and air balancer industry! So while you are enjoying time with your family and friends, here is some trivia to share.
- Birthday Celebrations Abound! Calvin Coolidge, the country’s 30th president, was born on Independence Day. Others celebrating birthdays on July Fourth include, Nobel laureate and economist Gerard Debreu, Olympic gold medalist and tennis Hall of Famer Pam Shriver, “Ugly Betty” actress Becki Newton and current first daughter Malia Obama
- Hot Dogs Galore: July Fourth is the “biggest hot dog holiday of the year,” according to TIME magazine, with Americans reportedly consuming about 155 million of them on Independence Day alone. But despite a nationwide love for the salty snack, no one really knows where the hot dog came from. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, it is “likely that the North American hot dog comes from a widespread common European sausage brought here by butchers of several nationalities.” The meaty treat’s origin story remains murky, however.
- Turtle Soup, Anyone? Though hot dogs, french fries and barbecued treats are typical Fourth of July fare nowadays, our Founding Fathers feasted on some pretty different foods to celebrate the country’s independence back in the day. “According to legend, on July 4, 1776, John Adams…and his wife, Abigail, sat down for a celebratory meal of turtle soup, New England poached salmon with egg sauce, green peas and boiled new potatoes in jackets. They followed the meal with Indian pudding or Apple Pandowdy,” wrote Justine Sterling for Delish.com in 2011.