November 19, 2022

Today in History: John Hancock

Last Updated on January 12, 2018

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

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John Hancock correspondence

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John Hancock historical newspaper coverage 1789-1799

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