Friday, April 18, 2008

Today In History; Paul Revere's Ride

1775: An American silversmith, Paul Revere, made history when he was chosen to warn the militias at Lexington and Concord of the British army's approach. Although Revere's ride helped fend off the British, his ride was not considered out of the ordinary until Henry Wadsworth Longfellow memorialized it in the poem "Paul Revere's Ride" forty years later. Today, the poem is still recited by schoolchildren and is one of the best-known poems in American history.

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