With war with the Axis Powers looming, Bremen decided in 1940 to celebrate Independence Day properly for the first time since 1910: with a show of fireworks, bands, and more.

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Fireworks could start at 9:45 back then because the US did not observe Daylight Saving Time, a haphazardly implemented idea (individual towns often decided for themselves) until World War 2 and which Indiana very sensibly opted out of from 1970 until 2006.