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What was the weather like on July 4, 1776?

July 4, 1776 Independence Day   On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed signifying our independence from Great Britain. Thomas Jefferson drafted this historical document but he also kept weather logs. Here’s what he recorded for the first Independence Day, 239 years ago. Philadelphia Weather Conditions, July 4, 1776 6am: 68°  //  1pm: 76°  //  Warm and humid day* *Keep in mind that heavy suits and wigs were the fashion of the time. There was not the luxury of air conditioning either. Here’s how Jefferson describes his ritual, “My method is to make two observations a day, the one as…