April 18

Event:
1775
Confirmation of the British advance to arrest John Hancock and Samuel Adams is delivered to Lexington by Paul Revere and William Dawes.

1775 Israel Bissell carrying a message from General Joseph Palmer rode for four days and six hours covering the 345 miles from Watertown, Massachusetts to Philadelphia along the Boston Post Road, aka the Old Post Road. The message was copied at each of his stops, and he shouted, “To arms, to arms, the war has begun.”

Birth:
1771
Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg, Austrian Field marshal, and one the victors over Napoleon.

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For a Spiral Bound book with information on events that happened on each day of the year during the American Revolutionary Period click: American Revolutionary Period: 1760-1789

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