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July 25, 1956: The Stockholm Rams the Andrea Doria

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“Storm Warriors” Rescue 29 Sailors off Hull: November 25, 1888
On this day in 1888, one of the most ferocious storms of the nineteenth century battered the New England coast. In the seas off Hull, "Storm...

“Snow Hurricane” Hits Massachusetts: October 10, 1804
On this day in 1804, a "snow hurricane" struck Massachusetts. The storm began with winds so powerful that whole forests were leveled....

Hurricane Devastates New England: September 21, 1938
On this day in 1938, a hurricane of astonishing force ravaged New England. Having gone to bed the night before to radio forecasts of scattered rain and...

The Stockholm Rams the Andrea Doria: July 25, 1956
On this day in 1956, two ocean liners collided in thick fog, approximately 50 miles south of Nantucket. The Stockholm had just left New York City bound...

Tornado Devastates Worcester: June 9, 1953
On this day in 1953, Worcester County was devastated by the strongest tornado ever to hit New England. With winds close to 300 mph, the twister traveled...

Dam Breaks, Causing Catastrophic Flood: May 16, 1874
On this day in 1874, on the Mill River in western Massachusetts, an earthenwork dam gave way. A wall of water between 20- and 40-feet high and 300-feet...

Flood Devastates Springfield: March 21, 1936
On this day in 1936, the worst flood in the state's recorded history inundated the city of Springfield. An unusually cold and snowy winter, followed...

Blizzard Shuts Down Massachusetts: March 11, 1888
On this day in 1888, ordinary life in Massachusetts came to a standstill. One of the most destructive blizzards ever to strike the East Coast raged for...

Newbury Offers Wolf Bounty: March 9, 1704
On this day in 1704, the town of Newbury voted to pay a bounty to men who had killed two wolves on Plum Island. The wolves were a threat to the cattle,...

Blizzard Paralyzes Massachusetts: February 7, 1978
On this day in 1978, the storm of the century paralyzed the entire state of Massachusetts. The Blizzard of '78 dropped between two and four feet...

Henry Knox Brings Cannon to Boston: January 24, 1776
On this day in 1776, Colonel Henry Knox reached the headquarters of the Continental Army in Cambridge. The young Boston bookseller had pulled off a daring...

Marconi Transmits Radio Message: January 18, 1903
On this day in 1903, Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian inventor of wireless telegraphy, arrived on Cape Cod hoping to make history. The night was cold but...

Brownies Take a Winter Swim: January 1, 1904
On this day in 1904, the L Street Brownies held their first New Year's Day swim in Boston Harbor. Every year since then, a crowd of swimmers and...

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