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1661
English Quaker William Leddra hanged in Boston.

    

1671
Katherine Naylor, the wife of a Boston merchant, sues for divorce.

   
    
   

1704
Deerfield Massacre

    

1706
Benjamin Franklin born in Boston

   
    
   

1768
British troops arrive in Boston

    

1770
Boston Massacre

   
   

1770
Copley paints Paul Revere

   

1770
Paul Revere engraves the events in King Street.

   
   
    
   

1773
Boston "Tea Party"

1773
Massachusetts slaves begin petitioning for freedom

   
    
   

1776
British evacuate Boston

    

1783
Boston establishes annual July 4 oration

   
    
   

1806
Black Baptists build a meeting house on Beacon Hill in Boston

    

1829
David Walker, An Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World

   
    
   

1834
James Hawkes, A Retrospect of the Boston Tea-Party, with a Memoir of George R.T. hewes"

    

1835
George Robert Twelves Hewes feted in Providence and Boston

   
   

1835
Seaman's Aid Society establishes a "Mariner's Home" in Boston

    

1855
William C. Nell, "Colored Patriots of the American Revolution"

   
    
   

1858
Black seamen parade in Boston and Providence to celebrate West Indian independence.

1858
Crispus Attucks Day celebrated at African Meeting House

   
    
   

1868
Deerfield first exhibits door from "Indian House"

    

1870
Boston Museum of Fine Arts founded

   
   

1870
First transcontinental train leaves Boston on a 39-day journey across the United States

1870
Most female wage workers are employed in factories or as household servants.

   
    
   

1873
Anne Whitney wins competition to create a sculpture of Samuel Adams for the United States Capitol.

    

1878
Old Ironsides takes last Atlantic voyage.

   
    
   

1879
The Boston Antiquarian Club rescues the Old State House

    

1881
Controversy over John G. Whittier's "The King's Missive"

   
    
   

1885
Boston proposes a statue of Paul Revere

1885
After moving to Prout's Neck, Maine, Winslow Homer turned to the drama of seafaring.

   
    
   

1887
Mass. Historical Society protests Boston Massacre monument

    

1895
Eliza Philbrick creates a "Colonial Gown" for a DAR party in Boston

   
    
   

1897
Boston Society of Arts and Crafts Founded

    

1910
John F. Fitzgerald mayor of Boston

   
    
   

1912
Robert Frost, "North of Boston"

    

1972
Harvard dedicates the so-called "Bradstreet Gate" between the Science Center and the Yard.

   
    
   

1974
Judge Garrity orders school busing in Boston

    

1987
Archaeologists begin excavating historic sites threatened by Boston's Big Dig.

   
    
   

2001
Boston Massacre Memorial included on a new Irish Heritage Trail.

    

2003
Boston Women's Memorial features Phillis Wheatley, Abigail Adams, and Lucy Stone

   

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