Posted by Bruce Kahl on March 09, 2004
In Reply to: Re: "Shot Heard around the World" HELP PLZ! posted by Bruce Kahl on March 09, 2004
: : I thought that "the shot heard around the world" was when archduke ferdinand was assinated in sarajevo, commencing WWI....someone told that was wrong and it had to do w/ the revolutionary war...could someone help me out ASAP!
: In 1951, a Bobby Thomson hit a 3 run homer to win the World Series for the NY Giants. Ralph Branca threw the pitch that became the "the shot heard around the world".
The phrase also refers to the start of the US War of Independence from the UK.
This all started in the state of Massachusetts in the towns of Lexington and Concord and spread to all the other colonies.
Soon Napoleon got whipped as did some others so by the late 1800s things got cookin' all over revolution wise.
Pee on bush.