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What Happened on July 8, 1776

Historical Events


USAUnited States Declaration of Independence

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

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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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1776 Highlights

About July 8, 1776

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 244 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer