Tadeusz Kościuszko: America’s first fireworks display: Happy 4th of July!

04 Jul 2013 9:18 AM | Anonymous

America’s first fireworks display: On July 4, 1783, Congress hired Thaddeus Kościuszko, the architect of Fortress West Point, to stage an “illumination” to celebrate the end of the hostilities of the American Revolution. Kościuszko was a master engineer and an expert of pyrotechnics. Happy Birthday America from the Kosciuszko Foundation!

 

 

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