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ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
August 2, 1776
The Declaration of Independence is Signed
On this day in 1776, according to most historians, Congress signed the Declaration of Independence. Although
people commonly believe it was signed on July 4, that was actually the day the wording was approved. The approved
text was then distributed and made available to the public.
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