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Nathan Hale graduated from Yale University in 1773, joined the American Revolution and was hanged by the British for espionage in 1776.
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Nathan Hale was born in Coventry, Connecticut, on June 6, 1755. After graduating from Yale University, Hale became a schoolteacher. When war began to brew in the American colonies, he joined a Connecticut regiment and served in the siege of Boston, and was made a captain in 1776. He was then captured by the British in New York City and hanged for espionage on September 22, 1776, in New York City.
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