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Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell, historic bell housed near Independence Hall, Philadelphia. It was rung on July 8, 1776, to announce the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was thereafter rung on each anniversary of the Declaration's adoption until 1835, when it cracked. Originally called the Old State House Bell, it was renamed Liberty Bell by abolitionists about the mid-19th century.

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