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What Happened on July 9, 1776

Historical Events


USAUnited States Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence is read to George Washington's troops (NY)

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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 9, 1776

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 244 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer