On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1776

Historical Events


USAUnited States Declaration of Independence

American Declaration of Independence announced on front page of "PA Evening Gazette"

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

1776 Highlights

About July 6, 1776

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 244 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer