U.S. U.S. Fireworks explode over the New York City skyline as part of the Independence Day celebration in New York, July 4, 2010.

In Philadelphia on July 4, 1777, “The evening was closed with all the ring of bells, and at night t was a grand display of fireworks on the Commons, and also the city was magnificently illuminated,” according to the Pennsylvania Evening Post.

Boston, too, had a show of fireworks that year and several other cities followed suit on succeeding Fourths of July, writes James R. Heintze, librarian emeritus at American University.

New York City: The 39th Annual Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks show lights up the heavens above the East River, with barges along midtown and below the Brooklyn Bridge functioning as the launching sites for the pyrotechnics.

Boston: The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is a concert and a fireworks show all in one on the Charles River Esplanade.

Atlantic City: A 15-minute fireworks show in Atlantic City’s Marina District carries a reading of the Declaration of Independence and celebratory music.

Fox5 San Diego and KTLA in Los Angeles will air the show beginning at 8pm, as well as the show’s music can be heard on The Mighty 1090 AM and Max 105.7 FM. Minneapolis: The annual Red, White and Boom occasions attract about 60,000 people each year, with live music and fireworks on the Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront.

The most recent annual fireworks report in the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated 7,000 fireworks-related injuries between June 20, 2014 and July 20, 2014, or 67 percent of the year’s total.

Fireworks shows are “Amazing for individuals, terrifying for pets,” according to the Humane Society, so much so that “Animal shelters across the nation report a dramatic escalation in lost pets through the break.” The Humane Society urges keeping pets indoors with the radio or TV turned on to help counter the sudden bursts of sound, speaking to some veterinarian about medications and techniques that could help still afraid pets and making sure a pet has a collar and identification tag in case they run away.