1. After the midnight ride, no more free rides.
2. Even his mother?
3. He once got mad at a hatter—really mad.
In May of 1761, more than a decade before his famous ride, Revere was charged in the courts of Suffolk County for criminally "assaulting and beating" a hatter by the name of Thomas Fosdick, who was married to one of Revere's cousins. Revere denied the charge and pleaded not guilty, but after a full hearing on the matter, Judge Richard Dana ruled, "it appears he is guilty." The defendant was fined for his transgression and ordered "to keep ye peace & be of good behavior.
4. He helped “invent” the Tea Party.
5. And the Boston Massacre, too.
6. He didn’t suffer cowards well.
In an effort to force five deserters to return to his artillery regiment on Castle Island, the fort on which Revere was commander, he gave the order for his cannon to open fire on an American war ship.