ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
August 10, 1776
Word of the Declaration of Independence Reaches London
On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence which had been adopted by the Continental Congress on July
4 and signed on August 2, reached London.
The Declaration of Independence announced that the 13 American colonies considered themselves independent states,
no longer a part of the British empire, however the war for independence would last another seven years.