What Happened on April 19, 1775

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • American Revolution begins in Lexington, Massachusetts. The "Shot Heard Round the World" took place in Concord later that day
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott are captured by British troops riding from Lexington to Concord, Prescott escapes to warn Concord

American Patriot Paul Revere
American Patriot
Paul Revere