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Moonlight and Paul Revere

The Moon's phases aren't just for decoration. The Sons of Liberty took advantage of lunar light and shadow.
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On the night of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere and William Dawes rode (on different routes) from Charlestown to Lexington, Massachusetts, to alert fellow patriots Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British soldiers were coming to arrest them. The events that followed ushered in the start of the American Revolutionary War, and the Moon played a critical role in both helping and betraying these Sons of Liberty.

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