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First Vote for Independence – July 1, 1776
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of July, repeating indefinitely
The first vote on the resolution for independence. Nine colonies vote for it, 2 against it (PA and SC), 1 abstained (NY), and one was deadlocked (DE). The vote was to be retaken the next day.