What Happened on July 2, 1776

Historical Events

Event of Interest

At the Continental Congress, John Dickinson abstains from the votes that declare independence

  • Continental Congress resolves "these United Colonies are and of right ought to be Free and Independent States"
  • New Jersey gives the right to vote to all adults who could show a net worth of 50 pounds
1776 History

About July 2, 1776

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 246 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer