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Done considerable damage in town, Jan. 6, 1786

Severe, lasted three minutes, Nov. 9, 1786

Done considerable damage in town, May 16, 1791

Done some damage in town, Mar. 11, 1800

Threw down several chimneys, Sep. 7, 1817

A slight shock at 5 o'clock, A. M., Aug. 25, 1846

A slight shock at 5 1/2 o'clock, A. M., Oct. 10, 1869

A slight shock at 12.55, A. M., July 20, 1871

East Boston

Once Noddle's Island,) land company incorporated, Apr. 19, 1833

Earle, Hezekiah

Dept. Chief of Police many years, died, aged 73, Mar. 30, 1857


of the moon frightens a military company, June 27, 1675

Of the sun, total in Boston, Apr. 16, 1806


a wonderful humbug on exhibition in town, May 21, 1817


Sam Rice's, bathed in the frog-pond, July 7, 1859

Elective Franchise

granted to land-holders in Massachusetts, 1661


Town. Twelve “Town Overseers” (Selectmen), chosen, Mar. 14, 1635

Ten “Town Occasions” (Selectmen), chosen, Sep. 16, 1636

To be held every six months, 1636

To be held but once a year , 1687

Seven Selectmen, eight Constables, chosen, 1700

Held in Faneuil Hall, 1744

Ninety-four town officers chosen, 1750

The first vote by wards, April 1, 1799

City. The first meeting for choice of Mayor, Apr. 8, 1822

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