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    Paul Revere began his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Massachusetts, warning colonists that British Regular troops were approaching, and more events that happened on this day in history.

      Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including America Ferrera, Conan O’Brien, Eric McCormack, Kourtney Kardashian, Maria Bello, Vanessa Kirby and more. 

      In 1966, Bill Russell is named the coach of the Boston Celtics to become the first Black head coach of an NBA team. See more sports moments from this date:

        Apollo 13 astronauts James A. Lovell, Fred W. Haise and Jack Swigert splashed down safely in the Pacific, and more events that happened on thi…

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