On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1776

Historical Events

United States Declaration of Independence

Colonel John Nixon gives the 1st public reading of the Declaration of Independence to an assemblage of citizens in Philadelphia

1776 Highlights

About July 8, 1776

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 245 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer