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Hour B, Segment 5
The TW&E History Book
July 8, 1776—Col. John Nixon gives the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence to a crowd gathered in Philadelphia.
July 9, 1896—William Jennings Bryan rouses delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago with his "cross of gold" speech denouncing supporters of the gold standard. Bryan went on to win the party's nomination.
July 7, 1928—Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Mo.
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