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On January 15, 1919, a 50-foot tall tank ruptured, sending 2.3 million gallons of molasses rushing...

In January 1870, Boston annexed the Town of Dorchester. In honor of the 150th anniversary of...

On this day in 1835, Phillips Brooks was born in Boston. Brooks served as the rector of Boston’s...

On November 18, 1755, an earthquake woke Bostonians and knocked Faneuil Hall's grasshopper weather...

On this day in 1804, the "Snow Hurricane" — also known as "the Great Gale of 1804" — made landfall...

On this day, in 1918, two sailors housed at Boston’s Commonwealth Pier reported to the sickbay with...

On August 26, 1826, Faneuil Hall Market, now commonly known as Quincy Market, held its grand opening...

In April of 1870, Nellie Burns disappeared from her Boston home. More than 100 years later...

On this day, in 1897, Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas. Did you know that Earhart had a...

On July 4, 1861, Bostonians celebrated Independence Day as they grappled with the reality of civil...

As a young person, Nimoy worked various jobs in the West End. He sold newspapers, worked at local...

Did you know that the City Archives is full of records documenting the lives of Boston's women? We...

A 50-foot tall tank ruptured, sending 2.3 million gallons of molasses rushing through the...

On this day, in 1918, two sailors housed at Boston’s Commonwealth Pier reported to the sickbay with...

Today, at 3:30 p.m., Mayor Walsh and Interim School Superintendent Laura Perille will open the new...

On this day in 1838, a group of black Bostonians petitioned the city for an addition to the Abiel...

On this day in 1893, Eliott Joslin, a Boston physician, examined Mary Higgins, a young girl...

On this day in 1865, Union General Gordon Granger read General Order No. 3 to the inhabitants of...

On May 30, 1868, Americans observed the country’s first Memorial Day.

On May 24, 1854, federal marshals arrested Anthony Burns, a fugitive from slavery, in Boston. His...

On this day in 1962, a panel of judges announced the winning design for Boston’s New City Hall.

In 1930, Bostonians traveled around their City and their region using a network of underground and...

On this day in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Though Dr...

On this day in 1895, construction began on the Tremont Street Subway.

Sarah Fuller is best known for giving Helen Keller her first speech lessons. But did you know that...

Dr. Jessie Gideon Garnett was the first black woman to graduate from Tufts Dental School and the...

Florida Ruffin Ridley was a suffragist, journalist, anti-lynching activist — and a Boston Public...

William Monroe Trotter was a businessman, newspaper publisher, and civil rights activist who grew up...

Forrester Blanchard Washington, a South Boston High graduate, advocated for African American...