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Today in History: April 18

Slide 1 of 15: “The British are coming,” Paul Revere is supposed to have warned “every Middlesex village and farm” on his ride on April 18, 1775, eve of the Battle of Lexington, Mass., and “shot heard 'round the world” shown in artwork 1946.

1775: Paul Revere warns of British

Paul Revere begins his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Massachusetts, warning colonists that British Regular troops are approaching.

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