Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA - GLEASON’S PICTORIAL DRAWING ROOM COMPANION illustrated newspaper (Boston, MA), October 11, 1851
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA

GLEASON’S PICTORIAL DRAWING ROOM COMPANION illustrated newspaper (Boston, MA), October 11, 1851

"THE GREAT RAILROAD JUBILEE" (September 17-19, 1851, Boston, MA)

Celebration of the first connection by rail from Boston, MA to Montreal, via the Grand Trunk & Central Vermont Railroad
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Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA - Faneuil Hall, Boston, Mass.
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Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA - Old North Church, Boston, Mass.
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Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA - Charles River Esplanade, Boston, Mass.
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Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA - Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Mass.
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Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA - Boston Light, Boston Harbor, Boston, Mass.
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Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA - Custom House Tower, Boston, Mass.
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Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA - Boston, Mass., Washington Street and Old South Church
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Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA - The Shopping Hour
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Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA - The Union Central Life Insurance Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio
One of the ten leading Companies of the World
Ranks first in low cost to the Policyholder
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Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA

The Union Central Life Insurance Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio
One of the ten leading Companies of the World
Ranks first in low cost to the Policyholder
ANNUITIES, ENDOWMENTS, TRUST POLICIES, PARTNERSHIP INDEMNITY
79 Milk Street, Boston, Mass.
THE GREAT ANNUAL DIVIDEND COMPANY

New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1908) Author: W.A. Greenough & Co Volume: 1908 Publisher: Boston : W.A. Greenough & Co.
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Where is Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA?  Boston is the capital and largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The city is located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in the northeastern United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is considered the economic and cultural center of the entire region. The city, which had an estimated population of 590,763 in 2006, lies at the center of the Cambridge–Boston-Quincy metropolitan area—the 10th-largest metropolitan area (5th largest CSA) in the U.S., with a population of 4.5 million.

In 1630, Puritan colonists from England founded the city on the Shawmut Peninsula. During the late eighteenth century Boston was the location of several major events during the American Revolution, including the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. Several early battles of the American Revolution, such as the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston, occurred within the city and surrounding areas. After American independence was attained Boston became a major shipping port and manufacturing center, and its rich history now attracts 16.3 million visitors annually. The city was the site of several firsts, including America's first public school, Boston Latin School (1635), and first college, Harvard College (1636), in neighboring Cambridge. Boston was also home to the first subway system in the United States.

Through land reclamation and municipal annexation, Boston has expanded beyond the peninsula. With many colleges and universities within the city and surrounding area, Boston is a center of higher education and a center for medicine. The city's economy is also based on research, finance, and technology – principally biotechnology. Boston has been experiencing gentrification and has one of the highest costs of living in the United States. wikipedia

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1630 - The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.
March 22 - 1st colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston)
September 16 - Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston
October 19 - In Boston the 1st general court is held

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1632 - Capital
Boston made capital of Massachusetts Bay Colony.
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1634 - First Public Park
Boston Common first public park in U.S.
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1635 - First Public Secondary School
The first American public secondary school, Boston Latin Grammar School, founded in Boston.
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1635 - Great Colonial Hurricane hits New England in August
The eye passed between Boston and Plymouth, Mass., and caused a twenty-foot tide in Boston. Gov. William Bradford reported, "It blew down many hundred, thousands of trees," and many houses.

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1639 - First Post Office
First Post Office in U. S. established in Boston at Richard Fairbanks' tavern; Mather School, first free public school founded

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1644 - January 18 - Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America's 1st UFO sighting

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January 18, 1644
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1650 - Unsuccessful Meeting
September 1: Father Gabriel Druillettes (1610-1681) departed Quebec for Boston to establish an alliance with New England against the Iroquois, but he was unsuccessful.

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1652 - In Boston, John Hull opens the 1st mint in America

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June 10, 1652
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1656 - July 1 - 1st Quakers (Mary Fisher/Ann Austin) arrive in Boston (arrested)

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July 1, 1656
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1673 - January 22 - Postal service between New York & Boston inaugurated

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January 22, 1673
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1690 - First Newspaper Issued in America
The first [newspaper] issued in America was published in Boston in September, 1690. It was printed on three pages seven by eleven inches square, on a folded sheet, and was entitled "Public Occurrences both Foreign and Domestic." The editor said of it "It is designed that the country shall be furnish...Read MORE...


1699 - December 10 - A severe ice storm hit Boston, MA, causing much damage to orchards.

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1704 - First Newspaper
The first regularly issued American newspaper, The Boston News-Letter, published in Boston.

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1706 - Benjamin Franklin born January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

January 17, 1706
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1716 - First Lighthouse
First lighthouse in America, "The Boston Light" built in Boston Harbor

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1717 - THE GREAT SNOW OF 1717
Four successive snowstorms-two of them minor, two of them of major proportions-fell within a ten-day interval (February 27th through March 7th), and left a snowfall estimated to be somewhere between three and four feet across much of New England. On the Post Road leading to New Hampshire and Maine, ...Read MORE...


1733 - July 30 - Society of Freemasons opens 1st American lodge in Boston

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1770 - March 5 - Boston Massacre

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1773 - December 16 - Boston Tea Party

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1774 - June 1 - Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed

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1775 - April 20 - British begin siege of Boston

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1775 - June 17 - Battle of Bunker Hill
On June 17, 1775, early in the Revolutionary War (1775-83), the British defeated the Americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts. Despite their loss, the inexperienced colonial forces inflicted significant casualties against the enemy, and the battle provided them with an important confi...Read MORE...


1776 - March 17 - British, Get Out!
Colonial troops force British to evacuate Boston.
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1795 - State House
State House built in Boston.
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1806 - First Church Built by Free Blacks
The first church built by free blacks in America, the African Meeting House, opened on Joy Street in Boston.

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1806 - June 16 - A total eclipse of the sun was viewed from southern California to Massachusetts.
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Extract of a letter from Boston, June 16th.
"The long expected Solar Eclipse has completely engrossed the attention of all orders and conditions of people. The tops of the houses, and every accessible eminence, were occupied by immense numbers of spectators anxiously awaiting t...
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1829 - October 16 - Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)

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October 16, 1829
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1831 - January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper
The first abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, published in Boston by William Lloyd Garrison

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January 1, 1831
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1837 - June 11 - The Broad Street Riot occurres in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between English-Americans and Irish-Americans.

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June 11, 1837
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1839 - March 23 – The Boston Morning Post first records the use of "OK" (oll korrect).

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March 23, 1839
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1842 - November 17 - Fugitive slave George Latimer captured in Boston

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1845 - Sewing Machine
Elias Howe invented sewing machine in Boston
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BOSTON. Inc. 1630. Population, in 1845. E. 115,000
The Indian name of Boston was Shawmut, which is said to mean a spring of water.
The first name given to it by the English was Tri-mountain or Tremont, which means three hills; but whether it was named from Beacon, Copps, and Fort hills, which are seen from the harbor, or from the three emin...
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1846 - SCENE: A street in Boston.
Dramais Persona: Jonathan, a youth from the country visiting the city for the first time. Susan, his intended; both in rustic garbs; both eagerly devouring all the sights with their eyes, and large quantities of gingerbread and candy with their teeth.

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1846 - Anesthesia
William T.G. Morton, a Boston dentist, first demonstrated the use of anesthesia in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, using a specially designed glass inhaler containing an ether-soaked sponge.

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1851 - February 15 – In Boston, Massachusetts, members of the anti-slavery Boston Vigilance Committee rescue fugitive slave Shadrach Minkins from a courtroom following his arrest by U.S. marshals.

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February 15, 1851
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1852 - March 20 – Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe was published in book form in Boston.

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March 20, 1852
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1852 - December 29 - Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants

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December 29, 1852
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1854 - The Destructive Gate - Its Effects at the East.
...One or two very ludicrous scenes occurred on Warren bridge, Boston. A cartman, with a load of empty hogsheads, attempted to pass over into Charlestown, but when about midway, a gust of wind relieved him of half his number. A peddler followed, and the same ceremony was taken with a very large quan...Read MORE...


1854 - March 20 – The Boston Public Library opens to the public.

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March 20, 1854
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1858 - August 2 - 1st mailboxes installed in Boston & NYC streets

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August 2, 1858
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1863 - January 15 - 1st US newspaper printed on wood-pulp paper, Boston Morning Journal

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January 15, 1863
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1863 - May 28 – American Civil War – The 54th Massachusetts, the first African-American regiment, leaves Boston to fight for the Union.

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May 28, 1863
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1872 - The Great Boston Fire.
The city of Boston, second commercial city in the United States, has, within the past thirty-six hours, been visited by one of the most extensive and destructive conflagrations which this country has ever witnessed, only inferior to the memorable Chicago fire in October, 1871, in the enormous magnit...Read MORE...


1875 - First American Christmas Card
The first American Christmas card printed by Louis Prang in Boston.

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1876 - Telephone
Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated first telephone in Boston
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1884 - A LARGE FIRE IN BOSTON. RUBBER-WORKS DESTROYED ENTAILING A LOSS OF $500,000.
BOSTON, Mass., July 3 - The night watchman employed at the factory of the Revere Rubber Company, on Eastern-avenue, Chelsea, discovered flames, at 3 o'clock this morning, issuing from one of the dye-houses in the rear of the factory. Owing to a scarcity of water the firemen's efforts were of little ...Read MORE...


1885 - Men of Brains - Some of the Distinguished American Inventors
Benjamin Franklin, born at Boston, 1706; died in 1790; at twelve, printer's apprentice, fond of useful reading; twenty-seven to forty teaches himself Latin, etc., makes various useful improvements; at forty studies electricity; 1752 brings electricity from clouds by kite and invents the lightning ro...Read MORE...


1888 - "The Great White Hurricane"
March 11-14, 1888
More than 120 winters have come and gone since the so-called “Great White Hurricane,” but this whopper of a storm still lives in infamy. After a stretch of rainy but unseasonably mild weather, temperatures plunged and vicious winds kicked up, blanketing the East Coast in snow and ...
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1888 - Women met at Boston on the 29th and nominated Miss Alice D. Stockton, of Wheaton, as candidate of the Equal Rights party for Governor of Massachusetts.

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Boston Massachusetts, 1890
BOSTON, the metropolis of New England, the capital of Massachusetts, and seat of justice for the county of Suffolk, lies at the western extremity, or head, of Massachusetts Bay, — 464 miles by rail northeast of Washington, 236 northeast of New York, and 105 southwest of Portland. The latitude of the...Read MORE...


1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...Severe All Over New England.
Boston, Feb. 9. - Reports from all over New England indicate that the storm is one of the most severe in years. Boston harbor is choked with drift ice, and shipping is at a standstill. Trains are blockaded throughout New England and much damage was done by unpreceden...
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1897 - April 19 The first Boston Marathon is held, with fifteen men competing, and won by John McDermott.

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April 19, 1897
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1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
in 1897, at 6 am, over 100 people crowded onto the first train to travel through a tunnel under downtown Boston. More than 100,000 people would take the three-and-a-half minute trip that day. They were riding on the first subway line in the United States...
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September 1, 1897
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1898 - Revolutionary Boston - Then and there American Independence was born by Edward Everertt Hale
The American Revolution began in Boston. Different dates are set for the beginning. John Adams says of Otis's speech in 1761 in the Council Chamber of the Old State House, "Then and there American Independence was born." The visitor to Boston should go, very early in his visit, into the Old State Ho...Read MORE...


1903 - October - First World Series
The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It matched the Boston Americans of the American League against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League in a best-of-nine series, with Boston prevailing five games to three, winning the last four.
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October 13, 1903
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1904 - May 5 - Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.

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May 5, 1904
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1911 - July 4 - Temperature reached 104°F

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1912 - April 20 – Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, opens.

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April 20, 1912
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1914 - July 11 – Baseball legend Babe Ruth makes his major league debut with the Red Sox.

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July 11, 1914
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1916
Boston, a city of the United States, capital of Massachusetts and of Suffolk co., on a bay called Boston Harbor, which forms the inner bight of Massachusetts Bay, at the mouth of the Charles and Mystic rivers. Lat. 42° 21' 30" N.; Lon. 71° 3' 30" W. The original town stood upon a peninsula called by...Read MORE...


1919 - DOZEN KILLED, 50 HURT, AS TANK OF MOLASSES BURST

The Great Boston Molasses Flood
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DOZEN KILLED, 50 HURT, AS TANK OF MOLASSES BURST

Wreckage Covered with Sticky Stream of 2,000,000 Gallons.

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1920 - January 1 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Red Sox for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time.

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January 1, 1920
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1921 - September 15 - WBZ-AM in Boston MA begins radio transmissions

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1924 - September 24 - Boston, Massachusetts opens its airport

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1925 - July 4 - 44 die when Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses

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July 4, 1925
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1928 - November 17 - Boston Garden officially opens

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1930 - December 7 – The television station W1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts, broadcasts video and audio from the radio orchestra program The Fox Trappers.
This broadcast also includes the first television commercial in the United States, an advertisement for the I. J. Fox Furriers company which sponsored the telecast.
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December 7, 1930
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February 14, 1940 - A "Saint Valentine's Day Blizzard" hit the northeastern U.S. Up to a foot and a half of snow blanketed southern New England, and whole gales accompanied the heavy snow stranding many in downtown Boston.

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February 14, 1940
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1942 - November 28 - Cocoanut Grove fire: A fire in the Cocoanut Grove night club in Boston, Massachusetts, kills 491.
DEATH TOLL JUMPS TO 477 IN COCOANUT GROVE DISASTER. BOSTON HOLOCAUST ONE OF NATION'S WORST FIRES - MORE THAN 300 OF THE DEAD NOW IDENTIFIED.

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1948 - June 9 - WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1950 - January 17 - The Great Brinks Robbery - 11 men rob $1.2M cash & $1.5M securities from armored car company Brink's offices in Boston, Massachusetts

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January 17, 1950
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1954 - First Kidney Transplant
First medically successful kidney transplant was performed in Boston
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1963 - June 18 - 3,000 blacks boycott Boston public school

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June 18, 1963
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1974 - Integration of Schools
Federal Court ordered integration of Boston schools; whites held boycotts and demonstrations against integrated busing program

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1976 - First Night
Boston was the first city in America to celebrate New Year's Eve with a "First Night" event.

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1987 - Big Dig
Construction began on "Big Dig" in Boston
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1667
John Atwood (abt. 1647 - 26 August 1714) & Sarah Travis (1651 - )
married 1667

1671
John Atwood (abt. 1647 - 26 August 1714) & Sarah Crowe (1653 - )
married 1671

1682
David Basset (abt. 1659 - ) & Marie Melanson (abt. 1664 - 1 February 1726)
married 1682

1689
Josiah Franklin (23 December 1652 - 16 January 1745) & Abiah Folger (15 August 1667 - 18 May 1752)
married 25 November 1689

1690
John Atwood (abt. 1647 - 26 August 1714) & Mary Long (1647 - )
married 29 October 1690

1896
Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert (15 August 1870 - 2 December 1926) & Alice A Barker (March 1870 - bet. 1919-1957)
married 18 April 1896

1898
Felix Eusebe St George (4 December 1872 - ) & Marie Clara Theriault (22 July 1880 - )
married 25 December 1898

1904
George Henry Rheel (21 June 1880 - 7 July 1955) & Etta Irene Smith (08 July 1882 - 2 January 1942)
married 25 July 1904
Jeremiah J Conley (abt. 1874 - ) & Ruth Alice Dodson (abt. 1864 - February 1935)
married 1 September 1904

1909
William Irving Waldorf (Wolschendorf) (15 March 1887 - May 1963) & Mary Elizabeth Quinn (abt. 1888 - )
married 14 February 1909

1913
Oscar Ander Anderson (29 October 1885 - 29 March 1943?) & Klara Theresa Andersson (6 February 1887 - 17 December 1970)
married 11 February 1913

1915
Raymond Scott Crouss (5 February 1893 - bet. 1958-1963?) & Elizabeth Fisher (14 August 1895 - 21 January 1967)
married 7 February 1915
 




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