In Boston, Henry Longfellow begins to write his famous poem, "Paul Revere's Ride"
Henry Wordsworth Longfellow wrote in his diary, "Paul Revere's ride begun this day." Two weeks later on April 19, 1860 he finished the poem. Designed to awaken the public to the dangers facing the nation, the poem was first published in The Atlantic in January, 1861 and became instantly popular. (By John Osborne)
David Hackett Fischer, Paul Revere's Ride (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994), 331.