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July 9th In NYC History

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1776...The Declaration of Independence, adopted by Congress just five days earlier, is read aloud to General Washington's troops in New York in the midst of the Revolutionary War. Soldiers and civilians celebrate by tearing down a statue of King George III in Bowling Green. The statue is later melted down and used to make thousands of musket balls.

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