Today in history – July 8

1776 – The Declaration of Independence was read in public for the first time to people gathered at Philadelphia’s Independence Square.

1835 – The Liberty Bell cracked while being run during the funeral of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall.

1889 – The first issue of The Wall Street Journal is published.

1932 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, closing at 41.22.

1947 – Reports are broadcast that a UFO crash-landed in Roswell, New Mexico.

1969 – U.S. forces began withdrawing from Vietnam.