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      September 22, 1776 Nathan Hale, a Connecticut schoolteacher and captain in the Continental Army, is executed by the British for spying. On September 10, 1776, he volunteered to cross behind British lines on Long Island to spy on the British in preparation for the Battle of Harlem Heights. September 21, Hale was captured while sailing Long Island Sound After being led to the gallows, legend holds that the 21-year-old Hale said, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."

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