Paul Revere was born on this day in 1735 (d. 1818).
Betsy Ross was born on this day in 1752 (d. 1836).
Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Read the full poem here.