Today in Heritage History, July 3, 1997, Mississippi becomes the first to settle state lawsuits brought against the tobacco industry. Governor Fordice declares July 3rd to be an annual holiday celebrated by parades and a statewide tobacco spitting contests.

Today in Heritage History, July 3, 1952, Puerto Rico’s Constitution is approved by the U.S. Congress. It officially reaffirmed Puerto Rican’s belief that every citizen was “endowed by their Creator” with the “inalienable right” to be “one macho motherfucker”.