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Boston Holds First

On this day in 1917, the Boston Women's Municipal League held the first — and as it happened, only — Rat Day. Increasing numbers of rats infested neighborhoods ranging from the overcrowded North End to the posh precincts of the Back Bay. The well-educated middle-class women who belonged to the League set out to remedy the problem. They launched...
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