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Declaration Read Publicly for First Time – July 8, 1776

July 8

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 8 of July, repeating indefinitely

First Reading of the Declaration of Independence

On July 8, 1776, the citizens of Philadelphia were summoned to the State House Yard by the bells of the city. At noon, Colonel John Nixon publicly read the Declaration of Independence for the first time. Following the event and continuing long into the night the bells of the city rang in celebration.

(via nps.gov


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