James Heintze

Librarian Emeritus, American University

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Librarian emeritus at American University and author of the 4th of July Encyclopedia


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On Independence Day in 1778, General George Washington gave his army a double allowance of rum.

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On Independence Day in 1778, General George Washington gave his army a double allowance of rum.

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