June 25, 2007
Beneath this balcony on March 5th 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd of Bostonians who were taunting them. Five men were killed in what became known as The Boston Massacre. Six years later, on July 18th, 1776, the new Declaration of Independence was first proclaimed from this same balcony and the lion and the unicorn and other symbols of British rule were removed and burned in a bonfire at Dock Square.
Learn More: The American Revolution
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April 18, 2007
On the 18th of April in ‘75
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive, Who remembers that famous day and year…. ~~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Slide Show of the Events of 1775 from “The Revolution Flickred.”
The 18th of April 1775 saw the Battle of Lexington and Concord of the American Revolutionary War. British General Thomas Gage attempted to confiscate the firearms of the American colonists. The British were driven back to Boston, Massachusetts, thus beginning the American Revolutionary War.
July 24, 2006
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July 16, 2006
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January 13, 2006
Patriot, Master Craftsman, Good Citizen
North.End.History was originally uploaded by markkhristofmcshane.
North End, Boston, Massachusetts
December 9, 2005
At the Old Granary Burial Ground in Boston, this is the grave of Samuel Adams (1722-1803). A cousin of U.S. President John Adams, Sam Adams was a signer of the Declaration of Independence (as was his cousin) and also served as Governor of Massachusetts from 1793-97.
Originally uploaded by hbomb1947.