This Day In History - The Liberty Bell First Rings - 1776

The Liberty Bell First Rings - 1776

Thursday, July 8, 2021

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Event Description

In Philadelphia, the Liberty Bell rings out from the tower ofthe Pennsylvania State House (now known as Independence Hall), summoning citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, by Colonel John Nixon. On July 4, the historic document was adopted by delegates to the Continental Congress meeting in the State House. However, theLiberty Bell, which bore the apt biblical quotation, "Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land unto All the Inhabitants Thereof," was not rung until the Declaration of Independence returned from the printer on July 8.

Event Location

Philadelphia, PA