April 19 thoughts
Rivrdog has some thoughts, appropriate to the date.
Always wondered about the "shot heard round the world. In the days of blackpowder, the smoke would have made the shooter obvious to everyone for hundreds of yards. He'd know who it was, and so would everyone around him. They might keep quiet for the time being, or for years, but you'd expect at some point decades later, perhaps on deathbeds or in private diaries, people would have talked.