On this day in 1776, a 2,000pound copperandtin bell that came to be known as the Liberty Bell was said to have rang out from the tower of the Pennsylvania State House, now Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, calling people to the first. As Americas founders gathered in Philadelphia in 1776, two Franciscans named Francisco Atanasio Dominguez They brought along an artist who created the first European map of what is now the Four Corners region, despite getting. The Declaration of Independence wasnt signed on July 4, 1776 On July 1, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia that the back of the Declaration contains a treasure map with encrypted instructions from the. Parades, fireworks and family gatherings are annual Fourth of July traditions, but on July 4, 1776, the scene was quite different, as was the weather In 1776 Jefferson traveled to Philadelphia at the beginning of July to attend a. You will see in a few days a Declaration setting forth the causes which have impelled us to this mighty revolution From his boardinghouse in Philadelphia, John Adams was reporting to his wife, Abigail, in a letter dated July 3, 1776. Former Vice President Joe Biden delivered the keynote address at the grand opening of the Museum of the American Revolution slavery in 1776 also longed to be free Such stories are found throughout the museum, which opens. We saw how beautiful Philadelphia was from an overview We thought, Whats going to make this show different and make it relevant while sneaking in a little history? Spasoff said In Nutcracker 1776, playing at The Merriam Theater. A military engineer from Poland, Kosciuszko came to Philadelphia in August 1776 to offer his services in the fight against the British His defenses helped the Continental army win the critical Battle of Saratoga in New York, and he later. One of the coolest resources is the stockpile of historical maps that overlay modernday ones, which the archive has available for Boston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and more as well as NYC The scope of 1776 New York was tiny. In a letter dated July 20, 1776, sent from Philadelphia along the way to New York, Sands tried to squelch a rumor that he had a sweetheart with him In his last letter, of dated Aug 14, Sands wrote of the awesome sight in the Narrows and.