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John HancockYes, today is John Hancock’s birthday and surprise, surprise, it is also National Handwriting Day, apparently in his honor.

Hancock, of course, was the first one to sign the Declaration of Independence back in 1776, and his signature is definitely the easiest to recognize.

Even in this image of the Declaration from the National Archives, you can make out Hancock’s signature, right there at the top of everyone else’s. (He certainly wasn’t shy.)

To find out more about one of the least well known (aside from his signature, of course) of America’s “founding fathers” check out what the Alameda County Library has on Hancock.


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