Yes, and the phrase was in the first stanza of "The Concord Hymn" that 
was sung at the dedication of the monument to the Battle of Concord. The 
monument was dedicated July 4, 1837.

For more information on The Battle of Concord, I found the Wikipedia 
article as accessible as any other that I looked at. I don't know if any 
of the information anywhere is truly accurate.

So, as to this thread, since the words were written by a poet it had 
more to do with the reverberations of history than any physical decibel 



On 2015-03-17 10:44 AM, Mark Durenberger wrote:
> I believe it was the sound of a musket ball, propelled in a generally
> Easterly direction so as to arrive at the center of mass of a British
> solider.
> Regards,
> Mark Durenberger, CPBE
> -----Original Message----- From: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 9:34 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Loudest sound
> Speaking of which, what was "the shot heard 'round the world"?
> Don Chichester
> In a message dated 3/16/2015 9:06:22 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> On  3/16/2015 6:26 PM, Dave Radlauer wrote:
>> Has anyone mentioned  Krakatoa?
>> It is reported to have been heard thousands of miles  away.
>> *"The third explosion has been reported as the loudest  sound heard in
>> historic times."*
>> *"The  force of the eruption created the loudest noise ever recorded: it
> was
>>  heard 4,653km away on Rodriguez Island in the Indian Ocean and some
> 4,800km
>> away in Alice Springs; shock waves travelled around the world  seven
> times;
>> and the force of the blast was some 10,000 times greater  than that of
>> the
>> hydrogen bomb dropped on Hiroshima."*
>>  But I don't think it was *RECORDED* in 1883.
> And the reporter at  Independent News needs to check his/her history a
> little bit -- it wasn't  a hydrogen bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima.
> The first hydrogen bomb was  detonated seven years later, at Eniwetok
> Atoll, and it was about 1,000  times the power of the Hiroshima bomb.
> Okay, that's a real nitpick.  But, at the same time, it isn't -- *facts
> matter*.
> Peace,
> Paul
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