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December 31, 1862: Boston Abolitionists Await Emancipation Proclamation

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Boston Abolitionists Await Emancipation Proclamation: December 31, 1862
On this day, New Year's Eve 1862, William Lloyd Garrison, publisher of the abolitionist paper The Liberator, delayed printing the latest edition...

First Issue of The Atlantic Monthly Published: November 1, 1857
On this day in 1857, the first issue of The Atlantic Monthly magazine was published in Boston. Although none of the articles was signed, most readers...

First Newspaper Published in the Colonies: September 25, 1690
On this day in 1690, Boston printer Benjamin Harris produced the first issue of Publick Occurrences, the first newspaper published in Britain's North...

Christian Scientists Dedicate Mother Church: June 10, 1906
On this day in 1906, the recently enlarged Mother Church of Christian Science was dedicated in Boston. The original building seated only 1,000 people,...

Writer Margaret Fuller Born: May 23, 1810
On this day in 1810, Margaret Fuller was born in Cambridge. Teacher, author, critic, philosopher, journalist, she is remembered today as a woman with...

Globe Publishes First "Confidential Chat": May 11, 1884
On this day in 1884, The Boston Globe published the first "Housekeepers Column," known since 1922 as "Confidential Chat."...

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,...

H.L. Mencken Arrested in Boston: April 5, 1926
On this day in 1926, reporter and literary critic H.L. Mencken was arrested on Boston Common for selling a magazine that had been banned by the New England...

Benjamin Franklin Introduces "Silence Dogood": April 2, 1722
On this day in 1722, the Boston paper The Courant first published a letter from a widow with a keen wit and a gift for satire. Every few weeks, another...

Globe Publishes First Edition: March 4, 1872
On this day in 1872, a brand-new newspaper hit the streets of Boston. Costing four cents, the Globe had twice the number of pages as most competitors...

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