Henry Knox’s Birthday

Born and raised in Boston, he owned and operated a bookstore there, cultivating an interest in military history and joining a local artillery company. On March 5, 1770 Knox was a witness to the Boston Massacre, and according to eyewitness accounts, he attempted to defuse the situation by trying to convince the British soldiers to […]

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John Adams’ Birthday

John Adams, prominent lawyer, ardent patriot and champion for independence and second president of the United States and was born on October 30, 1735. Adams represented Capt. Thomas Preston and the other British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre, drafted the Massachusetts Constitution, and was instrumental in persuading the Continental Congress to declare independence from […]

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Dr. Joseph Warren’s Birthday

Dr. Joseph Warren was an American doctor, personal physician to John Adams, and played a leading role in the Sons of Liberty. Warren enlisted the help of Paul Revere and William Dawes on April 18, 1775 to spread the alarm that the British garrison in Boston was setting out to raid Concord and arrest the […]

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George Washington’s Birthday

The man who would become the first president of the United States was born on February 22, 1732. He led the colonies to victory over Great Britain and served as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army from 1775-1783. He was the unanimous choice to serve as this country’s first president and he remains the only president […]

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Samuel Adams’ Birthday

Samuel Adams was born in Boston on September 27, 1722.

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Deborah Sampson’s Birthday

Deborah Sampson was born on this day in 1760 in Plympton, MA.

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John Adams Barnstable’s Birthday

John Adams Barnstable was born on October 30, 1735, in Boston, MA.

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Samuel Prescott’s Birthday

August 19, 1751, was when Samuel Prescott was born in Boston, MA.

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Thomas Dawes’ Birthday

Thomas Dawes’ birthday is today, August 5, 1731. He was born in Boston, MA.

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William Dawes’ Birthday

April 6, 1745- William Dawes was born in Boston, MA.

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