Independence Day aka the Fourth of July commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen (American) colonies were no longer subject to Great Britain's rule, but were united, free, and independent states.
We’ve got less than a week to go for our Summer Reading Challenge. Completing the challenge this late in the game may appear daunting, but you’ve probably been racking up points without even knowing it. Visit an L.A. landmark? Give yourself 100 points.