The Shot Heard 'Round the World

Updated July 24, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The Question:

I can't find the war that the phrase "the shot heard 'round the world" refers to?

The Answer:

That phrase refers to the first engagement in the American Revolution - the Battles of Lexington and then Concord on April 19, 1775. You can find more information about the Revolution or read more about those opening battles on our site.

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