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In Boston, Henry Longfellow completes his famous poem, "Paul Revere's Ride"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, detail
04/19/1860
On April 5, 1860, Henry Wordsworth Longfellow wrote in his diary, "Paul Revere's ride begun this day."  Two weeks later, he finished the poem.  Designed to awaken the public to the dangers facing the nation in its current crisis, the poem was first published in The Atlantic in January, 1861 and became instantly popular.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
David Hackett Fischer, Paul Revere's Ride (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994), 331.

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