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Faneuil, Peter

died at Boston, Mar. 3, 1743

Likeness placed in Faneuil Hall, 1743

Hall, completed and presented to the town, Sep. 13, 1742

Grasshopper, put in place by Shem Drown, Nov. 1, 1742

The market closed by the town, June 12, 1743

Grasshopper thrown off by an earthquake, Nov. 18, 1755

Grasshopper again thrown down at a fire, Jan. 13, 1761

Grasshopper replaced, June 28, 1763

Repaired by a lottery fund, 1763

The British have a theatrical performance there, Nov., 1775

Enlarged and completed, Mar. 10, 1806

A Superintendent chosen, Oct. 14, 1833

A Free-Soil meeting broken up there, Nov. 15, 1850

Had a clock presented by children, Jan. 14, 1850

The grasshopper repaired and replaced, Dec., 1852

The lower floor opened as a market, Oct. 28, 1858

A steel bell placed thereon, Apr. 15, 1867

Still retains the name “Old Cradle of Liberty,” 1880

Farm School

located at Thompson's Island, May 4, 1834

Faro Bank

keepers begin to be fined at Court, Feb. 14, 1824


driving on the streets punished by fine, Mar. 1, 1806

Day, “Held for the sins of the country,” July 21, 1642

Held on account of the small-pox, Sep., 1667

“Held for the bad state of the currency,” Dec. 16, 1736

Held to avert war with England, Nov. 16, 1814

Held to save the Union, Sep. 26, 1861

Held again to preserve the Union, Apr. 30, 1863

Held again to protect the Union, Aug. 4, 1864

Federal Constitution

adopted at the Federal st. Church, Feb. 6, 1788

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