Paul Revere

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Centuries-Old Tomb Opened Under Boston's Oldest Church

It's where lanterns were lit to alert Paul Revere

(Newser) - A 200-year-old tomb under the historic Boston church closely associated with Paul Revere's famous midnight ride in 1775 has been reopened. The Boston Globe reports the tomb at the Old North Church was briefly reopened Tuesday for a structural assessment ahead of a renovation of the city's oldest... More »

Archaeologists on the Hunt for Paul Revere's Poop

They're searching for Boston outhouse that patriot may have used

(Newser) - No. 1 if by land, No. 2 if by sea? Archaeologists are excavating what they believe was the site of an outhouse next door to Paul Revere's home—and the "privy," as the colonists politely called their potties, could be flush with artifacts. Historians say people typically... More »

Time Capsule Placed by Paul Revere Opened

Mass. Statehouse capsule is nation's oldest

(Newser) - The contents of a time capsule laid to rest amid great fanfare in 1795 were very carefully inspected in Boston last night. Museum of Fine Arts conservator Pam Hatchfield used tools such as a porcupine quill to pluck items from America's oldest time capsule, which was placed in the... More »

Time Capsule From 1700s to Be Opened Next Month

Officials will reveal contents Jan. 6

(Newser) - The 1795 time capsule that was placed under the Massachusetts Statehouse by Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and others will be opened soon. Officials from the state as well as Boston's Museum of Fine Arts will reveal what the time capsule holds at 6pm on Jan. 6, 2015, USA Today... More »

Time Capsule Placed by Paul Revere Found

1795 capsule was in Mass. State House cornerstone

(Newser) - A time capsule placed by Paul Revere and Sam Adams, among others, when the US was just 19 years old was carefully removed from a cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House yesterday. The 1795 time capsule—rediscovered during building maintenance—is thought to contain objects such as coins from as... More »

Rare Paul Revere Artifact Found in Book

Engraved print inside an 1811 book at Brown University

(Newser) - A preservationist at Brown University stumbled upon a rare artifact while flipping through an old book—an engraved print created by Paul Revere. The print features Jesus and John the Baptist in the Jordan River, and Revere's name is located on the bottom, reports AP . (You can see it... More »

Vicar: It's My Fault Palin Goofed on Revere

But Sarah presented my factoids in odd order, says Rev.

(Newser) - A vicar who gave Sarah Palin and her family a Paul Revere history lesson claims to have the "inside scoop" on the former Alaska governor's "Boston history massacre." I know "where all the factoids she cited came from and take responsibility for putting them in... More »

No, Palin's Wrong About Paul Revere: Experts

Author of book on revolutionary calls interpretation 'obvious blooper'

(Newser) - How can this be so complicated? Just as some historians are reluctantly backing up Sarah Palin's interpretation of revolutionary Paul Revere and his famous midnight ride, other historians are saying, no, she was wrong-o. "He didn't warn the British," as Palin said Revere did, according to... More »

Palin Fans Rewrite Revere's Wikipedia Page

Supporters attempt to rewrite history according to Palin's interpretation

(Newser) - Do some Sarah Palin supporters believe the former Alaska governor over Wikipedia? You betcha. Following last week's impromptu press conference in Boston during which Palin mangled the story of Paul Revere, fans descended on his Wikipedia page in an attempt to edit Revere's page to match Palin's... More »

Historians Say Palin Was Right About Paul Revere

But they admit it begrudgingly, notes the 'Boston Herald'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin insists her claim that Paul Revere "warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms" was actually not a flub , and it turns out some historians are backing her up on this one—reluctantly, notes the Boston Herald . In a 1798 letter... More »

Palin: I Didn't Flub Paul Revere

'I know my American history,' ex-governor says

(Newser) - Sarah Palin will have you know that she knows her American history and "didn't mess up about Paul Revere," the might-be presidential candidate tells Fox News Sunday. Palin stood by last week's claim that Revere warned the Brits that they weren't going to take Americans'... More »

Palin: Paul Revere Warned the British


(Newser) - Lately, it seems that the history of the American Revolution is not the strong suit of the two most well-known Republican women who could decide to run for president. Back in March, Michele Bachmann stated that "the shot heard 'round the world" at Lexington and Concord was fired... More »

One if by Land, LED if by Sea...

Paul Revere's famous church stops living in the past, installs eco- friendly light bulbs

(Newser) - The green bulbs are coming, the green bulbs are coming! That’s the appropriate contemporary cry for a Paul Revere impersonator, who might still be able to use the Old North Church’s lanterns to warn of a British invasion—but would have to settle for LEDs. The Boston landmark... More »

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