July 2, 1776 is the day that the Continental Congress actually voted for independence. John Adams, in his writings, even noted that July 2 would be remembered in the annals of American history and would be marked with fireworks and celebrations. The written Declaration of Independence was dated July 4 but wasn't actually signed until August 2. Fifty-six delegates eventually signed the document, although all were not present on that day in August. From the National Archives.
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- Where do I find the lowest gas prices today in Lake Zurich?
- Show me the live traffic from Lake Zurich to Chicago.
- Tell me the most recent weather forecast for the area.
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