On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1775

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Second Continental Congress drafts the Olive Branch Petition to King George III

King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
George III

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