Freedom of Information Day celebrates the right of every American citizen to information. The Freedom of Information Act was signed into July 4th 1966. It outlines exactly what information the people of the United States are entitled to. In order to be kept private from the public, information must fall under one of the nine exemptions. The USA has always considered freedom an important part of its identity, and that includes freedom of information. This holiday is celebrated on the birthday of James Madison, who was a huge supporter of making information public. He is considered the Father of the Constitution as his ideas were instrumental in writing both the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.