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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Monday, July 04, 2016

Nine Rather Unknown Facts About the Declaration of Independence

from Elizabeth Harrison at History.com:
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1. The Declaration of Independence wasn't signed on July 4, 1776.

2. More than one copy exists.

3. When news of the Declaration of Independence reached New York City, it started a riot.

4. Eight of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were born in Britain.

5. One signer later recanted.

6. There was a 44-year age difference between the youngest and oldest signers.

7. Two additional copies have been found in the last 25 years. 

8. The Declaration of Independence spent World War II in Fort Knox.

9. There is something written on the back of the Declaration of Independence.
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The details of each can be found here.

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