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May 14th, 1631 AD (search for this): chapter 2
great political parties, April, 1789 Federal Court first held in Boston, Dec., 1789 Female Refuge College (or Refuge) incorporated, July 21, 1823 Fence-Viewers first chosen by the town, Feb. 2, 1634 Fencing School kept at the Royal Exchange Tavern, 1686 Fenian excitement commenced in Canada and New England, 1837 Again commenced in New England, Oct., 1865 Great meeting held at Faneuil Hall, Mar. 12, 1866 Ferry Winnisimmet, began by Thomas Williams, May 14, 1631 Had three row boats, 1711 To let for a term of fifteen years, 1779 An iron steamboat put on, Aug. 13, 1832 Steamboats running every fifteen minutes, Jan. 1, 1880 Charlestown, began by Edward Carver, June 14, 1631 From north part of Lynn st. to Charlestown, 1708 Discontinued, Charles River bridge built, June 17, 1786 Noddle's Island, kept by Ed. Bendall, row boats, Dec. 18, 1637 Steamboats began running, Oct. 16, 1832 Steamboats ran every ten minutes, Jan. 1,
June, 1631 AD (search for this): chapter 2
Nov. 8, 1845 Fitchburg opened for travel, Mar. 5, 1845 Fitchburg stone depot completed, Aug. 9, 1848 Boston, Hartford & Erie Air Line completed, 1854 Great three days Jubilee on Boston Common, Sep. 17, 1851 Cars first pass through Hoosac Tunnel, Feb. 9, 1875 Ransom, Col killed in Mexico; body sent to Vermont, through Boston, Feb. 9, 1848 Razor-Strop man Henry Smith, on State street; a few more left, July, 1845 Ratcliff, Philip had ears cut off for impiety, June, 1631 Reading Room established in Exchange Coffee-House, July 28, 1810 Rebel Jeff Davis. Boston's guest, Oct, 11, 1858 President, Seceding States, 1861 Captured in Virginia, May 16, 1865 Bailed by Horace Greeley, in $100,000, May 13, 1867 Flag on a vessel at Gray's Wharf, destroyed, Apr. 17, 1861 Prisoners. Mayor Brown, of Baltimore, and others, at Fort Warren, Nov. 1, 1861 Mason and Slidell released from Fort Warren, June 1, 1862 Buckner and Tighlman, arrive
June 14th, 1631 AD (search for this): chapter 2
homas Williams, May 14, 1631 Had three row boats, 1711 To let for a term of fifteen years, 1779 An iron steamboat put on, Aug. 13, 1832 Steamboats running every fifteen minutes, Jan. 1, 1880 Charlestown, began by Edward Carver, June 14, 1631 From north part of Lynn st. to Charlestown, 1708 Discontinued, Charles River bridge built, June 17, 1786 Noddle's Island, kept by Ed. Bendall, row boats, Dec. 18, 1637 Steamboats began running, Oct. 16, 1832 Steamboats ran everoston Common, Aug. 8, 1821 Weights and Measures regulated in the Province, 1705 West street Gate at the Common, completed, June 7, 1862 Whipped A man for shooting a fowl Sunday, Nov. 30, 1630 Philip Ratcliff, for scandal, June 14, 1631 Josiah Plaisted, for stealing, Sep. 27, 1631 A man, for profane swearing, Sep. 4, 1632 Several men and women, for petty crimes, Oct., 1632 Mrs. Oliver, for reproaching the Magistrates, Dec. 9, 1640 Obadiah Holmes, for being a B
July 4th, 1631 AD (search for this): chapter 2
Mar. 8, 1819 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, died, Mar. 30, 1861 Shaking down a thieves' pastime on Negro Hill, 1808 Revived in jilt shops in Ann street, 1850 Shay's war for resisting the collection of taxes, Sept., 1786 Captured soldiers brought to Boston, Jan. 24, 1787 Sherman, Gen. Wm. T. paid a visit to Boston, July 13, 1866 Sheridan, Gen. Phil. H. paid Boston a visit, Oct. 7, 1867 Ships Sailing, of 30 tons, launched at Boston, July 4, 1631 Lyon, arrived with provisions, Nov. 11, 1631 Fourteen arrived during the month, June, 1634 Several arrived with cattle, June, 1635 Boston has eighty, from forty to one hundred tons each, 1666 Fifteen French vessels arrive in the harbor, June 8, 1711 Fifty building at the wharves, July, 1741 All the British driven from the harbor, June 14, 1776 Fifty-two clear from the Custom-House, July 13, 1844 One hundred and twenty-nine arrived to-day, May 14, 1846 The Fra
July 13th, 1631 AD (search for this): chapter 2
pr. 23, 1851 Said to be 150 in the City, 1860 Houston, Gen. Sam. lectured at Tremont Temple, Mar. 14, 1848 I. Ice A ship load sent to Calcutta, 1834 Twenty-five thousand tons shipped South, 1846 Ice Has become a great article of trade, 1880 Impeachment of President Johnson; great sensation, Feb., 1868 The last vote; attempt failed, May 26, 1868 Indians Obatinewat, Sachem of Shawmut, Sep. 19, 1621 Chief Miantunnomok gave Gov. Winthrop a skin, July 13, 1631 Women and children sold as slaves, July 6, 1637 Of Block Island, pay tribute to Boston, Mar. 27, 1638 King Philip visited Boston, Oct. 18, 1662 King Philip again visited Boston, Aug. 13, 1670 King Philip becomes very troublesome, 1674 Prisoners cruelly executed in Boston, Sept., 1675 King Philip killed at Mount Hope, Aug. 12, 1676 King Philip's head exhibited on a pole in Boston, Aug. 15, 1676 Sell Boston to the Colonists; Charter troubles, June. 18, 1684 Sca
July 26th, 1631 AD (search for this): chapter 2
in Boston, Feb. 11, 1791 Birth-day celebrated this year, in Boston, Feb. 22, 1792 Appointed Lieutenant General, July 12, 1798 Inaugurated President of United States (see Presidents), Apr. 30, 1789 News of death received; bells toll all day, Dec. 24, 1799 Likeness by Stuart, placed in Faneuil Hall, Mar. 7, 1806 Marble statue, placed in the State House, Oct. 31, 1827 Equestrian statue, placed on Public Garden, July 3, 1869 Watch Six men and an officer appointed, July 26, 1631 Citizens to take their turns by night, Feb. 17, 1635 Department, permanently established in town, Feb. 27, 1636 To be on duty from sunset to sunrise, July, 9, 1643 To order house-lights extinguished, May 10, 1701 To carry a Hook with a bill, May 10, 1701 Pay thirty-five shillings per month, 1703 Watch Force increased to fifteen men, Mar. 14, 1709 Appropriation, £300, 1714 Force reduced to twelve men, 1722 Force increased to twenty-five men, Mar. 9, 1723
September 27th, 1631 AD (search for this): chapter 2
he behave, Nov. 24, 1651 John D., Col.; body brought home from the war, Oct. 20, 1864 Weston the pedestrian, went through Boston for Chicago, Oct. 31, 1867 West Point Cadets In tents on Boston Common, Aug. 8, 1821 Weights and Measures regulated in the Province, 1705 West street Gate at the Common, completed, June 7, 1862 Whipped A man for shooting a fowl Sunday, Nov. 30, 1630 Philip Ratcliff, for scandal, June 14, 1631 Josiah Plaisted, for stealing, Sep. 27, 1631 A man, for profane swearing, Sep. 4, 1632 Several men and women, for petty crimes, Oct., 1632 Mrs. Oliver, for reproaching the Magistrates, Dec. 9, 1640 Obadiah Holmes, for being a Baptist, Feb., 1651 Holden and Copeland, Quakers, whipped and gagged, Sep. 23, 1657 Horrid Gardner, with a child at her breast, Quakeress, Sep., 1657 Many persons for being Baptists, 1667 Margaret Brewster, a Quakeress, at the cart's tail, July 8, 1677 A man that married his sister,
November, 1631 AD (search for this): chapter 2
3, 1874 For Samuel C. Cobb, 14,923; for Halsey J. Boardman, 12,257, Dec. 14, 1875 For Fred. O. Prince, 16,507; for Nathaniel J. Bradley, 13,967, Dec. 12, 1876 For Henry L. Pierce, 24,936; for Fred. O. Prince, 22,774, Dec. 11, 1877 For F. O. Prince, 19,546; for Charles R. Codman, 18,009, Dec. 10, 1878 For F. O. Prince, 18,594; for Solomon B. Stebbins, 16,063, Dec. 9, 1879 Elevator One in City Hall completed, Sep., 1874 Eliot, Rev. John came to Boston from England, Nov., 1631 Eliot, Rev. John preached to the Indians, 1644 Completed a translation of the Bible in Indian language, 1663 Emancipation proclaimed by President Lincoln, Jan. 1, 1863 Statue given by Moses Kimball, placed in Park square, Dec. 6, 1879 Emerson, Nath'l ex-Police Captain, died at Medford, aged 62, Aug. 5, 1879 Envelopes for letters, came in use, 1840 Express Harnden's, first ran to New York, 1839 Adams, established in Boston, 1840 Ellsler, Fanny
November 11th, 1631 AD (search for this): chapter 2
rt of Massachusetts, died, Mar. 30, 1861 Shaking down a thieves' pastime on Negro Hill, 1808 Revived in jilt shops in Ann street, 1850 Shay's war for resisting the collection of taxes, Sept., 1786 Captured soldiers brought to Boston, Jan. 24, 1787 Sherman, Gen. Wm. T. paid a visit to Boston, July 13, 1866 Sheridan, Gen. Phil. H. paid Boston a visit, Oct. 7, 1867 Ships Sailing, of 30 tons, launched at Boston, July 4, 1631 Lyon, arrived with provisions, Nov. 11, 1631 Fourteen arrived during the month, June, 1634 Several arrived with cattle, June, 1635 Boston has eighty, from forty to one hundred tons each, 1666 Fifteen French vessels arrive in the harbor, June 8, 1711 Fifty building at the wharves, July, 1741 All the British driven from the harbor, June 14, 1776 Fifty-two clear from the Custom-House, July 13, 1844 One hundred and twenty-nine arrived to-day, May 14, 1846 The Franklin wrecked at Wellfleet, Mar. 1, 1849 Ste
August, 1632 AD (search for this): chapter 2
mpleted and dedicated, 1744 The Federal Constiution adopted there, Feb., 1788 The second new house dedicated, Nov. 3, 1809 Sold, to be removed for stores, Jan. 30, 1845 First, State and Devonshire streets, mud walls, thatched roof, August, 1632 Joy's building site, built of wood, 1640 Absentees fined three shillings each 1646 In Cornhill, burned, Oct. 4, 1711 In Cornhill, rebuilt of brick, 1712 People ask the town for a clock, 1716 In Cornhill street, again burned, n visited Boston, 1744 Widows The war left 1,200 in town, Sep., 1742 Wilkes, Commodore Reception in Boston, June 7, 1862 Wild Geese in flocks, flying north, Jan. 19, 1869 Wilson, John made the Pastor of the first Church, Aug., 1632 Died, aged seventy-eight years, Aug. 7, 1667 Window Glass seventeen by twenty-four inches, made in Essex street, 1793 Wine not allowed in City harbor excursion, July 16, 1849 Witchcraft Elizabeth Morse, imprisoned for, Ma
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