By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Cal State San Bernardino will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, July 4-5, in observance of Independence Day and Friday, July 6, as part of its summer schedule.
Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83).
In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence.
For more information, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit inside.csusb.edu.