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Revere, Paul

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Born: 1735 AD
Died: 1818 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Etcher, Military Officer, Patriot

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1735 - Born on January 1st in Boston, Massachusetts. A folk hero of the American Revolution whose dramatic horseback ride on the night of April 18th, warning Boston-area residents that the British were coming, was immortalized in a ballad by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

 

 

1770 - Revere enthusiastically supported the patriot cause; as acknowledged leader of Boston's mechanic class, he provided an invaluable link between artisans and intellectuals.

 

 

 

1773 - He donned Indian garb and joined 50 other patriots in the Boston Tea Party protest against parliamentary taxation without representation.

 

 

 

1775 - He rode to nearby Concord to urge the patriots to move their military stores, which were endangered by pending British troop movements on April 16th.

 

 

 

1776 - He was put in command of Boston Harbour's principal defense at Castle William, but his war record as a lieutenant colonel was largely undistinguished.

 

 

 

1780s-90s - He went back into Silversmithing. 

 

 

1818 - He died on May 10th in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

 

1965 - A 25 cent postage stamp of Paul Revere released.

 

 


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