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Born on this Day in History: August 2, 1939 - Master of the horror film, Wes Craven created a cult following with the box office hits A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, as well as their sequels. After working for a few years as a sound editor for a post-production company in New York City, Craven released his first feature-length film, The Last House on the Left. His iconic character Freddy Krueger is a part of America's pop culture.
On this Day in History: August 2, 1776 - Members of Congress affix their signatures to an enlarged copy of the Declaration of Independence. Fifty-six congressional delegates in total signed the document, including some who were not present at the vote approving the declaration. The delegates signed by state from North to South, beginning with Josiah Bartlett of New Hampshire and ending with George Walton of Georgia. John Dickinson of Pennsylvania and James Duane, Robert Livingston and John Jay of New York refused to sign. Carter Braxton of Virginia; Robert Morris of Pennsylvania; George Reed of Delaware; and Edward Rutledge of South Carolina opposed the document but signed in order to give the impression of a unanimous Congress. Five delegates were absent: Generals George Washington, John Sullivan, James Clinton and Christopher Gadsden and Virginia Governor Patrick Henry.