Thursday, April 18, 2013

This Day in History April 18, 1775

Paul revere ride

I'm sure you're familiar with Paul Revere (if you are a U.S. history person).  After all, Geico even has an ad concerning it now.  But on this date in 1775, Paul Revere made his famous midnight ride.  The purpose of the ride was to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British were coming to arrest them.  You might know their famous signal:  one if by land, two if by sea.  This referred to the lanterns that would be seen in the belfry.  There is much more concerning this, and Longfellow penned a famous poem about this midnight ride.

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  1. I must tell you that I love your this day in history post. I did not remember (or knew probably) that this was the anniversary of the famous Paul Revere ride

  2. i love coming on your blag daily to see the "this day in history" reminds of the things i forgot about in my years.


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