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Lexington, 1775

Posted by Henry on March 09, 2004

In Reply to: All of you calm down posted by Bob 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.
: : : Poop on hilary.

: : I don't think Napolean played a role in the US War of Independence.

: : And the baseball Shot Heard Round the World was not in the World Series. It was in a one-game National League playoff. The Giants beat the Dodgers in the playoff but lost the WS to the Yankees.

: Baseball came later.
: Emerson came first

: Concord Hymn
: Sung at the Completion of the Battle Monument, April 19, 1836
: BY the rude bridge that arched the flood,
: Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
: Here once the embattled farmers stood,
: And fired the shot heard round the world.
: The foe long since in silence slept; 5
: Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
: And Time the ruined bridge has swept
: Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.
: On this green bank, by this soft stream,
: We set to-day a votive stone; 10
: That memory may their deed redeem,
: When, like our sires, our sons are gone.
: Spirit, that made those heroes dare
: To die, and leave their children free,
: Bid Time and Nature gently spare 15
: The shaft we raise to them and thee.

The "shot heard 'round the world" was fired in Lexington on April 18, 1775, when a group of colonial militiamen engaged in battle with British regulars. The American Revolution had begun.