ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
September 22, 1776
Nathan Hale is Hanged for Spying on the British for the
Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War
On this day in 1776, Nathan Hale was hanged for spying. Often considered America's first spy, in mid September,
he had agreed to gather intelligence on the British for the Continental Army but he was soon captured.
He is probably best known for the speech he gave before he was hanged in which he was reported to have said "I only
regret that I have but one life to lose my country.".