Today in the Revolution ...
Lexington minuteman Captain John Parker orders: "Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here."
The American Revolution begins. The shot "heard round the world" is fired in Lexington Common.
Netherlands recognizes the U.S.
Birthday of ...
Roger Sherman. Age on 4 July 1776: 55.
POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACK
The Art of getting Riches consists very much in THRIFT. All Men are not equally qualified for getting Money, but it is in the Power of every one alike to practise this Virtue.
— Benjamin Franklin,1749
OFPA wreathlaying ceremony
May 31, 2007