Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1776 – The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence happens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after which the Liberty Bell is rung (More info)

1777 – Vermont becomes the first colony to abolish slavery (More info)

1889 – The first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published (More info)

1947 – Reports are broadcast that a UFO crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico (More info)

1948 – The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (More info)