Friday, April 18, 2008


This Day in American History

On this day in 1775, in the early morning, American patriot and silversmith Paul Revere began his famed, but rather brief, ride through Massachusetts immediately around Boston, crying out "The British are coming," before he was arrested. He and his fellow riders, both known and unknown to history, did so in order to rally the Militia, which then, nearly as now, was all the able bodied men who had weapons. Revere and William Dawes made it just to Lexington but another patriot, Samuel Prescott, made it all the way to Concord, and warned the Americans that the British were coming for their guns. The Americans didn't let them.


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