Patriots Destroy Boston Lighthouse
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On This Day Patriots destroy Boston Lighthouse

On this day in history, July 20, 1775, patriots destroy Boston Lighthouse. Boston’s lighthouse, also called Boston Light, is a still standing structure that was the first lighthouse ever built in what would become the United […]

Armstrong walks on moon
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On This Day Neil Armstrong walks on moon

Armstrong Walks on Moon – On This Day, July 20th, 1969, At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to more than a billion people listening at home: […]

Penobscot expedition
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On This Day Massachusetts begins ill-fated Penobscot expedition

Penobscot Expedition – On this day, July 19th in 1779, Massachusetts, without consulting either Continental political or military authorities, launches a 4,000-man naval expedition commanded by Commodore Dudley Saltonstall, Adjutant General Peleg Wadsworth, Brigadier General […]