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Thursday, August 04, 2022

DID YOU KNOW...

 DID YOU KNOW...

Paul Revere Never Actually Shouted, "The British Are Coming!"


While everyone knows the story of Revere's famous ride in which he was said to have warned colonial militia of the approaching enemy by yelling "The British are coming!" This is actually false. According to History.com operation was meant to be quiet and stealthy, since British troops were hiding out in the Massachusetts countryside. Also, colonial Americans still considered themselves to be British.

 

P.S. Hoping to post Words For Wednesday on Saturday, 08-06-2022


7 comments:

  1. No, I didn't know this.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  2. News to me - but makes sense.

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  3. Wow, just goes to show that you can't always trust the history we think is gospel.

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  4. I did not know that, but now I will never forget it.

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  5. When you say "everyone knows" you should perhaps change that to "every American knows." The rest of us don't have a clue about the event.

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  6. It is amazing the things we find out that aren't true.

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  7. I heard we was capture, and someone else finish the famous ride.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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