This Day @ Law
Continental Congress adopted Declaration of Independence

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence separating the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain.

Learn more about Independence Day from the Library of Congress.

India independence act presented to UK House of Commons

On July 4, 1947, the Indian Independence Act was presented to the British House of Commons. The Act presented the plan that would divide British India into two independent countries, India and Pakistan.

Learn more about the Indian Independence Act from the UK Parliament.