Happy Independence Day to all our American Visitors.
On July 4th, 1776, Britain’s 13 rebel colonies in North America did not declare independence. They did it on the 2nd?
During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain. After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. Wikipedia
Happy Canada Day to all our Canadian Visitors.
Frequently referred to as “Canada’s birthday”, the occasion marks the joining of the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867. Canada became a kingdom in its own right on that date, called the Dominion of Canada, but the British parliament and Cabinet kept limited rights of political control over the new country that were shed by stages over the years until the last vestiges were surrendered in 1982, when the Constitution Act patriated the Canadian constitution. Wikipedia
Are you interested in learning television and film puppetry? Henson-trained puppeteer Jim Martin (AKA Gary Gnu from The Great Space Coaster) will be conducting the Television and Film Puppetry Intensive Workshop at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY July 24th through July 26th. Space is limited. Housing is available; please inquire.
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