The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!


2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Recent Posts
Parking lot pole light swap....
by gfretwell
10/24/16 08:46 PM
International Wire Colour Codes
by Tjia1981
10/23/16 12:08 PM
Son of Sparky
by HotLine1
10/20/16 07:43 PM
Speaking of Plugmold ...
by gfretwell
10/17/16 02:37 PM
Broken battery charger? Check for cobwebs!
by gfretwell
10/17/16 02:30 PM
New in the Gallery:
12.5A through 0.75mm˛ flex (just out of curiosity)
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
gfretwell 14
HotLine1 7
ghost307 7
renosteinke 6
Potseal 4
Who's Online
0 registered (), 393 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#11224 - 07/04/02 11:58 AM Fourth of July trivia
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
Did you know.......?

Some British history books say that America became independent in 1783. (We all know better, of course! )

The reason is that 1783 is the year in which the British government of the time finally recognized the Declaration of Independence and relinquished its claim to the Colonies.

Happy holidays!

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Arc Flash Clothing, Gloves, KneePads, Tool Belts, Pouches, Tool Carriers, etc. etc....

#11225 - 07/04/02 12:13 PM Re: Fourth of July trivia
Roger Offline

Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1779
Loc: N.C.
Paul,wish you were here to celebrate with us.
It actually took years for all the signatures to be in place on the declaration of independence. There were only two on 4/7/1776. (I think thats the way yall write it)


#11226 - 07/04/02 12:40 PM Re: Fourth of July trivia
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA

I never heard that before. Very Interesting!

Maybe I'll have a 'pint' for you,
(..Cold one of course )


#11227 - 07/04/02 11:53 PM Re: Fourth of July trivia
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England

Yes, that's the way dates are written in England, so today is 5/7/02 or 5-7-02. If you deal with both formats it can get a bit confusing during the first 12 days of a month! In a few European countries they even seem use Roman numerals for the month, i.e. 5-vii-02. That one always looks really strange.

Another one is that although in Britain we use "normal" Anglo-American number notation, most of Continental Europe swaps the functions of the comma and period, e.g. 10.000 is ten thousand and 7,5 is seven point five.


Cold beer? Gee, you guys really are a bunch of rebel colonists, aren't you?

Hope you all had a good Fourth!

#11228 - 07/07/02 12:41 PM Re: Fourth of July trivia
The Watt Doctor Offline

Registered: 12/23/01
Posts: 443
Loc: Mont Belvieu, TX
Actually, if I'm not mistaken, the first signatures were placed on July 2, and the congressional record shows that nothing of any significance took place on the 4th. I don't know why we celebrate the 4th, and I think many historians have asked the same question. I will add that both John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826. Exactly 50 years after July 4, 1776.
Many don't realize how little credit John Adams received for his part in the revolution, but he was probably the biggest "force" behind the Declairation of Independance. He told John Quincy, "Above all else endeavor to be a good man, and a useful citizen." "Let frugality and industry be our virtues."
I realize that the commandments, "Love God", and "Love thy Neighbor" are encompassed in those quotes. Those quotes are such sound advice. They stretch across time, and are more applicable today than ever. May the Grace of the One and Only True and Living God be shed upon this nation, and those who inhabit it.

My life, my fortune, and my Sacred Honour,
The Watt Doctor
Altura Cogen
Channelview, TX


ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals