Historical Events for 19th April 1775
Day of Week: Wednesday
Events 1 - 4 of 4
- American Revolution begins - Lexington Common, shot "heard round the world"
- Minutemen Capt John Parker orders not to fire unless fired upon
- New England militiamen begin the siege of Boston, hemming in the British army garrison
- Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott are captured by British troops riding from Lexington to Concord, Prescott escapes to warn Concord