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Boston Movie Mogul Releases First Movie: December 29, 1918
On this day in 1918, Louis B. Mayer traveled from his Boston office to New York City for the premiere of his first movie release, the silent film Virtuous...

Aerosmith Opens Lansdowne Street Music Hall: December 19, 1994
On this day in 1994, Boston-based rock band Aerosmith opened the Mama Kin Music Hall. In the shadow of Fenway Park, the Lansdowne Street facility enjoyed...

Salem Brothers Incorporate Game Company: December 12, 1901
On this day in 1901, George, Charles, and Edward Parker incorporated a game company: Parker Brothers. Started by George in 1883 with a single, self-invented...

"Good Will Hunting" Released: December 5, 1997
On this day in 1997, Miramax released "Good Will Hunting," a movie about the collision of two Boston-area cultures: the heady, prestigious...

Arlo Guthrie Convicted of Littering: November 28, 1965
On this day in 1965, 20-year-old Arlo Guthrie was convicted of littering in the Berkshire County town of Stockbridge, and the song "Alice's...

Boston Garden Hosts Final Game: September 26, 1995
On this day in 1995, the Bruins played the final game at the Boston Garden. For almost 70 years, the cavernous building served as the city's main...

Hasty Pudding Club Forms at Harvard: September 8, 1795
On this day in 1795, 21 Harvard students gathered in a dorm room and formed a secret social club to cultivate "friendship and patriotism."...

Boston Receives First Transcontinental TV Broadcast: September 4, 1951
. . . in 1951, anyone in Boston with access to a television set could be part of history — a program was transmitted live from coast-to-coast...

Smithsonian Puts Julia Child’s Kitchen on Display: August 19, 2002
On this day in 2002, a new exhibit opened in Washington, DC. The kitchen in Julia Child's Cambridge home of 32 years had been disassembled and moved...

Fans Celebrate John L. Sullivan: August 18, 1887
On this day in 1887, thousands of adoring hometown fans flocked to Nantasket Beach in Hull to glimpse Boston-born John L. Sullivan, the Heavyweight Champion...

Revere Beach Opens: July 12, 1896
On this day in 1896, 45,000 people gathered in Revere to celebrate the opening of the first public beach in the nation. In 1895 the newly-created Metropolitan...

Ted Shawn Theater Opens at Jacob’s Pillow: July 9, 1942
On this day in 1942, the first theater in the nation dedicated exclusively to dance opened at Jacob's Pillow in Becket, a small town in the Berkshire...

Ground Broken for Symphony Hall: June 12, 1899
On this day in 1899, ground was broken for Boston's Symphony Hall. From the day it was completed a year and a half later, the building would be considered...

The “Big E” Incorporated: May 27, 1914
On this day in 1914, a group of western Massachusetts businessmen created a new organization, the Eastern States Agricultural and Industrial Exposition....

Final Episode of “Cheers” Airs: May 20, 1993
On this day in 1993, the sitcom "Cheers" aired its 275th and final episode. One of the most popular shows in television history, "Cheers"...

Critic Declares Springsteen Future of Rock and Roll: May 9, 1974
On this day in 1974, 25-year-old Bruce Springsteen played at the Harvard Square Theater in Cambridge. Although popular with the college crowd in the Northeast,...

Poet Anne Sexton Publishes First Book: April 22, 1960
On this day in 1960, Massachusetts poet Anne Sexton had her first collection of poems published, To Bedlam and Part Way Back. Just before the manuscript...

First Whale Watch Departs: April 15, 1975
On this day in 1975 charter boat captain Al Avellar left Provincetown Harbor with a boatload of school children. They were going to look, not fish. This...

Jordan Marsh Announces New Store: March 27, 1947
On this day in 1947, Jordan, Marsh and Company announced that it was going to build "the greatest department store in the world" in...

Mt. Holyoke Cable Car Burned: February 17, 1965
On this day in 1965, Massachusetts officials burned what was left of the wooden tramway that had carried thousands of people to the summit of Mt. Holyoke....

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