History of the Fourth of July (3) tv-pg Play video Select your TV provider to log in to have full access to videos Select your TV provider See all providers Don't see your TV provider? Learn more You can access this video on the free HISTORY® apps. *You must verify your TV provider towatch this video on the App Your Parental Control settings do not allow you to view this content. History of the Fourth of July (3 min) tv-pg Discover how and when Americans celebrated Independence Day in the past. Although Benjamin Franklin thought we'd celebrate the 2nd of July; the 4th of July is closest to our hearts.