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On this day: July 9

Published: Jun 28 2012 06:31:02 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 09 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

A president dies, new nations are born, the MLB All-Star Game goes indoors, and a jam band performs for the last time, all on this day.

OTD July 9 - Declaration of Independence
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1776: George Washington orders the Declaration of Independence to be read out loud to members of the Continental Army in New York City for the first time.

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