On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1776

Historical Events


USAUnited States Declaration of Independence

1st vote on Declaration of Independence for Britain's North American colonies

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Engrossed copy of the United States Declaration of Independence
Engrossed copy of the United States Declaration of Independence
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Famous Deaths

  • Francis Salvador, 1st Jew to die in American Revolutionary War
1776 Highlights

About July 1, 1776

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 244 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer