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 busy Man has few idle Visitors; to the boiling Pot the Flies come not.
— Benjamin Franklin,1752
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