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April 19, 1775: At about 5 a.m., 700 British troops, on a mission to capture Patriot leaders and seize a Patriot arsenal, march into
Lexington to find 77 armed minutemen under Captain John Parker waiting for them on the town’s common green. British Major John Pitcairn ordered the outnumbered Patriots to disperse, and after a moment’s hesitation the Americans began to drift off the green. Suddenly, a shot was fired from an undetermined gun, and a cloud
of musket smoke soon covered the green. When the brief Battle of Lexington ended, eight Americans lay dead or dying and 10 others
were wounded. Only one British soldier was injured, but the
American Revolution had begun.

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John Parker
(July 13, 1729 – September 17, 1775)

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Battle of Lexington State Historic Site today.

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Derek Evans, of Cotswold Archaeology's Exeter office, said that the discovery is unexpected and the significance made it an interesting project

The remains of a Roman fort which have been discovered during excavation work at the site of Exeter Bus Station. The discovery was made by the Exeter Office of Cotswold Archaeology who are working with Kier Construction to record remains of the city's Roman history ahead of the construction of a new bus station and leisure complex

(FoxNews) – The remains of an ancient Roman fort dating back nearly 2,000
years have been unearthed underneath a bus station in southern England.

The fort, located in Exeter, is a “very important and completely unexpected”
find, according to city officials, who are working on redeveloping the area.

“This is a very important, and completely unexpected, discovery, in an area
that has been heavily changed by previous post war redevelopment," Exeter
City Council member Andrew Pye said in a
statement. "Along with other
recent work in Exeter, it demonstrates just how much of the city’s history
can still survive in unlikely places, despite damage caused by bombing
and modern concrete foundations."

Pottery fragments were dug up at the site as builders and archaeologists swept the area ahead of developments at the old bus station
Pottery fragments were dug up at the site as builders and archaeologists swept the area. Coins and fine tableware
were also found at the Devon site

The remains of a Roman fort have been unexpectedly discovered under Exeter Bus Station (pictured) in a completely unexpected discovery

The dig and findings were unearthed at the site of the Exeter bus station. Further excavations as part of the redevelopment of the area revealed the Roman fort

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The signing at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA.

Constitution of the United States of America was signed by 38 of 41
delegates present at the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Supporters of the document waged a hard-won battle to
win ratification by the necessary nine out of 13 U.S. states.



The signature on the Constitution.

Independence Hall Today
Independence Hall Today.

The Assembly Room of Independence Hall - Location of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution
The Assembly Room of Independence Hal as it looks today.

The Syng Inkstand - Believed to have been used to sign The Declaration of Independence - Photo Credit: National Park Service
The Syng Inkstand – Believed to have been used to sign The Declaration of Independence.

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Johnny Cash in front of the lake house in Hendersonville. TN.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The famous Tennessee lakeside property where
Johnny and June Carter Cash spent much of their 35-year marriage has been
listed for sale.

According to a news release on Thursday, the owner James Gresham is selling
the 4-acre property in Hendersonville about 20 miles northeast of Nashville with
the hopes that the new owner would preserve the Cash legacy. No listing price
has been set.

Unfortunately, their home (above) was destroyed in a fire in 2007, but the
property includes a pool, a dock, stone walls and a three-car garage that
has been turned into an apartment.

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John R. "Johnny" Cash (J. R. Cash)
(February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003)

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The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna
held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in
Grafton, West Virginia. Today St Andrew’s Methodist Church now holds the
International Mother’s Day Shrine. Her campaign to make "Mother’s Day" a
recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother,
Ann Reeves Jarvis, died.

Andrews Methodist Church.


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