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Wake Up Lake Zurich to July 2: The Real Independence Day?

Get all the information you need to start your day, including where to find the lowest gas prices in your town, live traffic updates, weather and events of the day.

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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