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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 ..

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1746 – Born on the 4th of March,  in Winiary, near Warka. 1762 – He started his career as a page of Charles Christian Wettin, duke of Courland and a vassal of the Polish king. However, soon after his arrival at Mitau, the ducal court was expelled from the palaces by the Russian forces occupying ..

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1718 – Born on January 7th in Danvers, Massachusetts. An American Revolutionary War general. 1775-1758 – Putnam took an active part in the French and Indian War, enlisting as a private and rising to the rank of major in March. He was conspicuous for personal courage and for skill in Indian warfare, and was the ..

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1738 – Born in Sutton, Massachusetts on the 9th of April. 1757-1760 – During the war, Putnam saw action in the Great Lakes region, near Lake Champlain. 1761 – He worked as a millwright. 1769 – Putnam left his occupation as a millwright and became a farmer and surveyor. 1773 – Rufus Putnam, along with ..

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323 BC – Ptolemy was born. 318 BC – His first occupation of Syria and he established at the same time a protectorate over the petty kings of Cyprus. 312 BC – Ptolemy and Seleucus, the fugitive satrap of Babylonia, both invaded Syria, and defeated Demetrius Poliorcetes, the son of Antigonus, in the Battle of ..

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1726 – William Prescot, born on the 20th of February in Groton, Massachusetts. He was an American Colonel in the Revolutionary War who commanded the rebel forces in the Battle of Bunker Hill. 1776 – He had served in the French and Indian War and was active in the battles for New York City. 1777 ..

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1809 – Albert Pike, born on the 29th of December in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Son of Benjamin and Sarah (Andrews) Pike, and spent his childhood in Byfield and Newburyport, Massachusetts He was a Lawyer, journalist, and soldier. 1831 – Left New England to seek his fortune in the West. 1837 – He taught at schools, ..

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1725 – He was born on the 5th day of February this year in Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.   1743 – He graduated from Harvard and rose meteorically to the top of the Boston legal profession.   1760 – He received a prestigious appointment as Advocate General of the Admiralty Court.   1761 – He ..

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