Monday, November 11, 2013

Fact of the Day: Richard Montgomery

The capital of Alabama, Montgomery is named after Richard Montgomery who was a Irish-born American general in the Revolutionary War. He was best known for leading American forces in Canada, but later died in 1775 during the Battle of Quebec. 

16 comments:

Unknown said...

He don't have anything in common with montgomery (jacket)??

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn't know that!!!
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Julie Ann Lozada said...

he's one of the best...

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A Beer for the Shower said...

What a busy guy. And I'm just sitting here reading blogs like a lazy nerd.

Emmylou said...

Adam, you should be a history teacher! :D

Unknown said...

Interesante informaciĆ³n!!
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

With all these fun facts, you must be great at trivia contests!

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Joy said...

Thanks for the fact for the day!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

My goal in life is to have a city named after me. Kidding. I'd settle for having a cookie named after me.

Christine said...

interesting.

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stephen Hayes said...

I love pondering these interesting facts. Take care.

Dana said...

I agree with Stephen. Happy Monday!

Pat Hatt said...

And we kicked him back out haha

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

You should be on Jeopardy!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I knew the capital, but not the story behind it. Thanks for sharing!