WFMY News 2/CBS News - Every American knows what the Fourth of July is all about, right? Our independence! But there's a lot more you probably don't know about the holiday.
It's widely believed America the first Continental Congress declared their independence from the British on July 4, 1776. But, the official vote took place two days before on July 2, 1776. The Declaration of Independence was published in the newspapers on July 4, 1776.
It's also believed that all 56 delegates signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, but it took an entire month to get all of them together. In fact, the only person to sign the document on July 4, 1776 was its first signer, John Hancock.
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