Ever Wonder Who Brought Fireworks Shows to the US? Hint: Thank Italians

Jul 05, 2019 541

Before you head off with the family to your local fireworks show, it’s worth noting that the booming aerial displays we enjoy today originated in Italy. In the 1830s, Italians combined various metals and explosives to create vibrant and colorful fireworks.

National Geographic reports: “Around this time, family businesses such as Fireworks by Grucci and Zambelli Fireworks, now two of the United States’ largest and oldest firework companies, made modest names for themselves in Bari and Caserta, Italy, respectively.

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