Happy Independence Day (U.S.)!, 4th of July stargazing, dill pickles

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 4, 2019

declaration of independence
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. 
–The Declaration of Independence (excerpt)

Thursday, July 4, 2019
185th day of the year


Geraldo Rivera (journalist) was born on this day in 1943.
Steve McNair (football player) died on this day in 2009.


 
Farmer's Market Tote Bag
 
Why Independence Day is July 4

Fourth of July 2020: Celebrate with History, Traditions, and Recipes
What is Independence Day (U.S.)? Why do we celebrate this all-important American holiday? Learn the meaning behind the 4th of July, a brief history, and some fun facts. Also, refresh your memory with a reading from the Declaration of Independence.
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Fourth of July Stargazing!

Sky Map: July 2019
The sky map for July 2019 depicts the night sky on the Fourth of July! After the fireworks die down, keep your eyes pointed skyward and look for the features outlined below…
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac

Detailed weather forecasts for 18 regions of the U.S., gardening and growing, food and recipes, astronomy, tides, home remedies, trends, handy tips & techniques, history, plus lots of humor—what’s not to like?  
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Black Moon in July

What is a Black Moon?
Much media hype surrounds Moon names, such as “Blood Moon” and “Blue Moon,” but have you ever heard of a “Black Moon”? This year, there’s a Black Moon on July 31. Here’s an explanation of this ominous-sounding name.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Makes a great gardener gift!
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Dog Days Iced Tea

Dog Days Iced Tea

A hot summer day is the best time to whip up a refreshing pitcher of Dog Days Iced Tea.

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!
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$10.99
 
Delicious Popsicles!

Cran-Banana-Blueberry Popsicles

Cool off with our colorful Cranberry-Banana-Blueberry Popsicles. They’re refreshing and taste amazing!

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Features dramatic photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, trivia, and more.
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$9.99