"Fireworks were originally developed, according to most scholars, in the second century
B.C., in China.
The loud explosion was perfect for frightening off spirits, celebrating
weddings, battle victories and eclipses of the moon. It was used in religious ceremonies and later adapted for military use
during the Middle Ages in the form of flaming arrows.
The original skyrocket used a long wooden or bamboo stick to provide
stability through flight.
The popularity of fireworks has grown in recent years due to spectacular effects of colors and
sounds. Fireworks have evolved into an emotional experience that includes choreographed music with precise launch timing to
create a dazzling spectacle.
Benjamin Franklin, John Adams & Thomas Jefferson served on the committee that picked
the eagle for the national seal (Franklin wanted the turkey.)
Bald eagles have few natural enemies & live only in North America.
Bald eagles get their white head & tail feathers about 4-5 years of age.
The only other kind of eagle in North America is the golden
Bald eagles mate for life, but if one dies, the survivor will accept a new mate.
It is a felony to shoot an eagle.