Declaration of Independence.
Charles Carroll Signer of Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson (left), Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Picture of Declaration of Independence. The handwritten version of the Declaration (aka the “Engrossed” version), later signed by members of the Continental Congress, is on permanent display in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom.
On this day 1780 – American Revolution: George Washington grants the Continental Army a holiday "as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence"