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Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
...Newtowne, as Cambridge was known until 1638, was laid out in an orderly grid of streets, bounded today by Eliot Square and Linden Street, Massachusetts Avenue and the River. Each family owned a house lot in the village, planting fields outside, and a share in the common land. Boston was eight long miles away...

Cambridge became a city in 1846, uniting three rival villages - Old Cambridge, Cambridgeport and East Historic/ cambridgehistory.html

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Seaver Hall, Harvard College

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Hotel Continental

"... John J. Shine, an enterprising Cambridge builder, took out permits in 1928 to construct the Hotels Continental, Commander,... Read MORE...

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Charles River Basin from John Hancock Building, showing Storrow Drive and the Longfellow Bridge spanning the basin between Boston and Cambridge, Mass.

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1631 - Cambridge founded
Harvard College was established in 1636. It was named for after John Harvard of Charlestown, who left half his estate to the new institution upon his death in 1638. Founded in Newtowne (now Cambridge). resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html
1638 - The first American printing press was set up in Cambridge by Stephen Daye

1680 - July 8 - The first confirmed tornado in America kills a servant at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were...Read MORE...

1775 - July 3 - Washington takes command of Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass
3. CAMBRIDGE. [Pop. 8,409. Inc. 1631.]
Cambridge, originally called The New Town, was settled by the first Governor, and intended...Read MORE...

1848 - Cambridge
The settlement of Cambridge commenced in 1631. It was originally intended to make it the metropolis ...Read MORE...

News  1858 - Destructive Conflagrations
The printing establishment of H. O. Houghton & Co. at Cambridge, Mass., was burned on Saturday. The ...Read MORE...

CAMBRIDGE, a town in the state of Massachusetts, U.S., 3 m. NW of Boston and 431 m. from...Read MORE...

News  1881 - June 14 - Player piano patented by John McTammany Jr (Cambridge, Mass)
June 14, 1881
Cambridge Massachusetts, 1890
CAMBRIDGE (L. Cantabridgia), the seat of Harvard College, is opulent and elegant city, forming the...Read MORE...

1898 - Cambridge - There is no place like it, no, not even for taxes - by Samuel A. Eliot
The early history of New England seems to many minds dry and unromantic. No mist of distance...Read MORE...

News  1911 - Boy May Die From Burns
Lighting a match to find the stopper of a backyard gasoline tank nearly cost Charles Durgin, 12, of ...Read MORE...

Cambridge, a city and semi-capital of Middlesex co., Mass., separated from Boston by the Charles...Read MORE...

News  1922 - Killed By Exploding Still.
Alexander Rutstein Victim In Boston-Fire Wrecks Building.

Cambridge, Mass., June 25. - Alexander ...

1928 - The first computer, a non-electronic "differential analyzer," developed by Dr. Vannevar Bush of M.I.T. in Cambridge. resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html
News  1931 - Students' Suite Burns At Cambridge Hotel
CAMBRIDGE, April 27. (AP) - A fire at the Hotel Commander early today destroyed a suite occupied by ...Read MORE...

1944 - Howard Aiken of Harvard developed the first automatic digital computer. resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html
1953 - August 31 - WKBG TV channel 56 in Cambridge-Boston, MA (IND) begins

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