15. Michele Bachmann, on "the shot heard 'round the world"
The Battle of Lexington and Concord was apparently one that left quite a few people confused, especially politicians. Sarah Palin surprisingly wasn't the only nom to mix up her facts when referencing the famous showdown. While addressing Republican crowds in New Hampshire this past March, Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann applauded them:
"It's your state that fired the shot that was heard around the world! You are the state of Lexington and Concord, you started the battle for liberty right here in your backyard."
Well, not quite. That battle for liberty was actually in Massachusetts' backyard—not New Hampshire, as Bachmann had claimed.