On This Day in History

On This Date July 6,1777- Americans retreat from Ft Ticonderoga

July 6, 1777 - Siege of Fort Ticonderoga: After a bombardment by British artillery under General John Burgoyne, American forces

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On This Date July 8,1776- first public reading of the Declaration of Independence

July 8, 1776 - Church bells (possibly including the Liberty Bell) are rung after John Nixon delivers the first public

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On This date July 9,1776- the Continental Army hears the Declaration of Independence

July 9, 1776 - George Washington orders the Declaration of Independence to be read out to members of the Continental

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On This Date July 10, 1778- George Washington picnics at Great Falls in Passaic

July 10, 1778 - George Washington, Lafayette and Alexander Hamilton picnic at the Great Falls in Passaic. Hamilton would later

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On This Date July 11,1804 Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton duel in Weehawken

July 11, 1804 - A duel occurs on the banks of the Hudson River in Weehawken, New Jersey, in which

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On This Date July 3, 1775- George Washington takes command of the Continental Army

July 3, 1775 - George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusett

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