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What event did Rip van Winkle sleep through?

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2010-06-15 19:19:29

The American Revolution.

In the story by Washington Irving, Rip Van Winkle fell asleep

while "the country was yet a province of Great Britain", likely

sometime between 1769-1774, and awakes twenty years later, when

George Washington is the nation's first president.


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