A recent (July 2, 2010) post on Quezi: Now You Know (on-line at http://quezi.com/12977) asks, and answers, the question, "Which English town celebrates the Fourth of July?" And I don't want to hear the old joke about "Do they have the fourth of July in England?" The answer is "Yes, but they don't celebrate it as American Independence Day."
Well, it turns out that the last sentence may not be entirely true. Apparently, the town of Warton in Lancashire, England, they do celebrate the fourth of July, as the ancestral home of George Washington. Indeed, the church tower bears the Washington coat of arms.
So, as I said, it's a nice story, but alas, unlikely to be factual. Which you'd think that that Quezi ("Now you know") would have, or should have, err, known.
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