On July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on the fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event.
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A Capital Fourth
On July Fourth, America’s national Independence Day celebration honors our country’s birthday with an all-star salute. Broadcast on PBS, this top-rated extravaganza features coverage from 20 cameras positioned around Washington, D.C., ensuring viewers are front and center for the greatest display of fireworks in the nation.
In the four decades since the humble beginning of A Capitol Fourth, a parade of superstars — has offered the best in American entertainment and helped set the tone for a spectacular American birthday party.
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