The Second Continental Congress signed an official declaration renouncing British rule on Thursday, July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia. At the time, the city of Brotherly Love had at least six major newspapers. Yet only one — “Heinrich Miller’s Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote” (Heinrich Miller’s Pennsylvania State-Courier) — published on Fridays. Miller had just enough time to publish a short note at the bottom of the first column on the second page. His two sentences were the first report of the existence of the Declaration of Independence.