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This Day in History
1776: In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king.

1777: John Paul Jones hoists the first Stars and Stripes flag on the Ranger at Portsmouth, NH.

1861: Union and Confederate forces skirmish at Harpers Ferry.

1863: The Confederacy is torn in two when General John C. Pemberton surrenders to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Vicksburg.

1915: Serbians enter Durazzo.

1915: Lahej is attacked by Turks.

1916: The British take Bernafay Wood, east of Montauban.

1916: The French capture Estrees, Belloy-en-Santerre, and Sormont Farm.

1917: A German submarine attack in force on U.S. transports is defeated.

1917: Ponta Delgada is shelled by an enemy submarine.