Today in History - April 19
On April 19, 1775, British and American soldiers exchanged fire in the Massachusetts towns of Lexington and Concord. Continue reading.
"Yankee Doodle" was a well-known song in the New England colonies before the battles of Lexington and Concord, but only after the skirmishes there was it appropriated by the American militia. Tradition holds that the colonials began to sing the tune as they forced the British back to Boston on April 19, 1775. Continue reading.
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