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Declaration First Read

July 8, 1776 marks the date of the first public proclamation of the Declaration of Independence.

The Declaration of Independence was approved by the 2nd Continental Congress through a vote on July 4, 1776. On July 8, the Liberty Bell tolled at noon to summon the people of Philadelphia to the Pennsylvania State House yard for a public reading of the Declaration of Independence.

This very first reading was performed by Colonel John Nixon of the Philadelphia Committee of Safety. Bells tolled all through the night in celebration of such a monumental occasion in United States history.

Sources:

National Park Service, History.com

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Video Game Day

July 8 is Video Game Day!

For all the gamers out there, celebrate Video Game Day by spending the day parked on the couch playing your favorite video games, either alone or competing with your gamer friends. If that’s already a typical day for you, celebrate by treating yourself to a new video game or by throwing a video game-themed party and having everyone dress up as their favorite video game character.

Sources: punchbowl.com, theultimateholidaysite.com, holidayinsights.com

 

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