Today is #PatriotsDay commemorating the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. The Library and Archives’ Patriot Paths online database uses Revolutionary War pension records to map the paths that soldiers took before and after their service, .
The shot heard 'round the world: the opening salvos of the battles of Lexington and Concord - this day in 1775 - which began the American Revolutionary War
This Day, 1799: In this bed, 17 days before the 18th century ended, the greatest American of that century died: George Washington. First president, served 1789-97; Commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War (more)
On this day 241 years ago, the "shot heard around the world" is fired and the American Revolutionary War begins.