Photo: July 4th Facts: Fireworks, Founding Fathers, and More



Joey Chestnut, second from right, throws up his hands after winning Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn's Coney Island, New York, on July 4, 2007.

The peculiar competition, which will be held for the 94th time on July 4, 2009, lives on while other July 4th celebrations, such as artillery shows, have faded.

Photograph by Henny Ray Abrams/AP


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