January 18, 2017

Today in History: John Hancock


Today in History–January 12–the Library of Congress features John Hancock, born on this date in 1737. Best known for his big, bold signature on the Declaration of Independence, you can learn more about this Massachusetts politician and key member of the Continental Congresses by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more primary sources.

John Hancock was born from America’s Library

John Hancock images

John Hancock correspondence

John Hancock books & articles

John Hancock historic newspaper coverage 1789-1799

Historic newspaper articles & ads related to John Hancock 1800-1922

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