Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April 19th - Today Marks the Anniversary of the Outbreak of the American Revolution - April 19, 1775

Okay, this is belated by one day.

However, it is definitely worth noting that yesterday marked the 140th anniversary of the outbreak of the American war for independence from Great Britain.

It started in Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. Particularly, with what is now known as The Battle of Lexington, when the "shot heard 'round the world" started it all. No one knows who fired that first shot to this day.

The British forces had been occupying Boston for years, following the active tensions from the Boston Tea Party and, prior to that, the Boston Massacre back in 1770.

Of course, most Americans will remember that Paul Revere and William Dawes set out the night before to warn colonists that the British were coming. They were coming further west to look for rebel leaders, particularly John Hancock and Sam Adams.

On This Day in History

Also, it seemed worth noting that yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. 

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