On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1776

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


USALiberty Bell

According to popular legend the Liberty Bell rings for the Second Continental Congress
Learn More >>

The Liberty Bell on its ornate stand, 1872
The Liberty Bell on its ornate stand, 1872

USAUnited States Declaration of Independence

US Congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain
Learn More >>

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