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Today in History: September 10

Microsoft News Slide 1 of 9: 1776: American Revolutionary soldier Nathan Hale (1755 - 1776) receives his instructions from General Washington (1732 - 1799). In 1776 he volunteered to penetrate the British lines on Long Island to gather intelligence for Washington.  He was captured and hanged as a spy by the British in New York City.

1776: Nathan Hale volunteers to spy behind British lines

American Revolutionary soldier Nathan Hale receives his instructions from General Washington. In 1776, he volunteered to penetrate the British lines on Long Island to gather intelligence for Washington. He was captured and hanged as a spy by the British in New York City. 

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