Wednesday, April 19, 2006

This Day in History

"Don't fire unless fired upon. But if they want a war let it begin here."

—Captain John Parker at the Battle of Lexington
April 19, 1775

And thus occurred the shot heard round the world.

If you've never read 1776 by David McCullough, you don't know what you're missing. Factual and well-researched, but reads like a novel, and it's short enough that you don't need to schedule your life around it.

Thanks for the reminder, Duffy.


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