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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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Boston Public Library Receives $1 Million Donation

On this day in 1947, self-made millionaire John Deferrari donated over $1,000,000 to the Boston Public Library to express his gratitude to the institution he credited with his success. The son of poor Italian immigrants, Defarrari used the library's resources to transform himself from a hard-working fruit peddler into a wealthy, if eccentric, investor....
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