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Monday, June 11, 2012
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Firemen and Irish Clash in Boston Riot





On this day in 1837, an Irish funeral procession and a company of Yankee volunteer firefighters came face-to-face in the streets of Boston. Over the next few hours, the two groups and their supporters fought each other in one of the most violent confrontations in the city's history. It ended only when the mayor called out the state militia. Amazingly,...
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