On This Day, July 8th

1. 1776: The Liberty Bell toll that changed the world

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It was on this date in 1776 that the Liberty Bell rang from the tower of the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia. The 2,000lb bell made of tin and copper summoned all the town citizens so Colonel John Nixon could publicly read the Declaration of Independence for the first time. There has been many debates regarding when the famous crack in the massive bell occurred. Some believe it started as early as 1776, but there is no arguing the final expansion of the crack that ultimately left it unable to ring took place George Washington’s Birthday in 1846


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