What happened on July 4 1776?

On July 4,1776, the US Declaration of Independence was released to the press. It had been approved by vote of the Continental Congress on July 2. It declared that the former 13 colonies were now the United States of America, and were severing all ties with Great Britain.

This is the date the United States adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring its Independence from Great Britain.
On July 4,1776, the US Declaration of Independent was released to the press. It had been approved by vote of the Continental Congress on July 2.