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A teaser to my July 7 FATZ column about American independence

From A to Zowie

Richard re-examines Fourth of July history: How America defeated John, Paul, George, Ringo and won its independence

By Richard Zowie

Tomorrow, Sunday, will be the Fourth of July, that magical time of year when we eat lots of food, relax and then at night watch the night sky light up with fireworks.

If you’re like me and have so much time and so little to do, you probably have wondered why we celebrate our nation’s independence with fireworks. We do so to honor Francis Scott Key, who was the Father of Locksmithing (hence the surname Key) and wrote “The Star Spangled Banner” while the British were bombing New York City due to The Big Apple blocking London’s view of Baltimore…

(The rest of the column will explain the Beatles reference)

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