We’re about to eat 150 million hotdogs – and other fun 4th of July facts

* In 2019, Americans are expected to spend close to $1 billion on fireworks. That’s about 270 million pounds of fireworks. * Independence Day became a paid holiday in 1938. * The White House held its first 4th July party in 1801. * An estimated 45 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home to celebrate the holiday. * Another $1 billion is spent on beer for 4th of July. Wine drinkers spend nearly $570 million. * Fun presidential fact: everyone knows we gained independence July 4, 1776 and everyone knows George Washington was our first president. But did …