Boston in History (Part 4)

Massachusetts: Lowell - Newton - Springfield, MA - Worcester

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 400

  • 1956-07-25 38th PGA Championship: Jack Burke at Blue Hill CC Boston
  • 1957-03-08 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston
  • 1957-03-19 Indians reject Boston's offer of $1 million for Herb Score
  • 1957-04-16 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • 1957-11-26 WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958-04-20 Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup
  • 1958-05-03 WINS suspends Alan Freed for causing a riot in Boston, he quits

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1958-07-24 Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1959-11-22 Boston Patriots enters AFL
  • 1960-07-30 1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7)
  • 1960-08-30 Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
  • 1960-09-09 4th American Football League plays 1st game (Denver 13, Boston 10)
  • 1960-10-05 Eastern AL Electra turbo-prop crashed in Boston Harbor (61 die)
  • 1961-01-20 Francis Poulenc's "Gloria" premieres in Boston
  • 1961-04-30 1st shuttle flights between Washington, D.C., Boston & NYC begin (Eastern)
  • 1961-07-31 31st All Star Baseball Game: 1-1 tie ends by rain at Fenway, Boston
  • 1961-09-30 Bill for Boston Tea Party is paid by Mayor Snyder of Oregon who wrote a check for $196, the total cost of all tea lost
  • 1962-06-14 Albert DeSalvo, better known as the Boston Strangler, murders Anna Slesers, his first victim
  • 1963-01-05 San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game
  • 1963-04-10 USS Thresher, a nuclear powered submarine, sinks 220 miles east of Boston killing 129 men, including 17 civilians
  • 1963-06-18 3,000 blacks boycott Boston public school
  • 1964-10-12 WSBK TV channel 38 in Boston, MA (IND/ABC/CBS/NBC) begin
  • 1967-01-18 Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison
  • 1967-04-16 Yankees beat Boston 7-6 in 18 innings
  • 1967-06-02 Race riots in Roxbury suburb of Boston
  • 1967-08-28 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
  • 1967-09-25 WGBX TV channel 44 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-11-03 Boston's Jim Lonborg wins AL Cy Young

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1967-11-15 Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1968-04-27 Balt Oriole Tom Phoebus no-hits Boston, 6-0
  • 1969-03-27 Black Academy of Arts & Letters forms in Boston
  • 1969-08-25 Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)

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1970-05-10 Bobby Orr scores one of the most famous goals in hockey history, an overtime goal that gives the Boston Bruins its first Stanley Cup since 1941

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1971-03-25 Boston Patriots become New England Patriots
  • 1972-03-18 Cornell NCAA hockey team shut out for 1st time in 225 games (Boston U)
  • 1972-05-11 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 2
  • 1972-06-17 9 firefighters are killed in the Hotel Vendome fire in Boston
  • 1973-07-31 Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 5 months later
  • 1974-05-19 Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • 1974-10-09 Race riot in Boston due to "bussing"
  • 1974-10-15 National Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school busing
  • 1975-01-06 1000 Led Zeppelin fans, waiting overnight inside the lobby of the Boston Garden for tickets to the group's February 4th gig to go on sale, cause a riot and an esimated $30,000 damage
  • 1975-01-07 Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert causing $30,000 damage
  • 1975-07-18 Jury can't decide on trial of Dave Forbes of Boston Bruins (1st athlete indicted for excessive violence during play)
  • 1975-09-08 Boston begins court-ordered bussing of public schools
  • 1975-10-29 Boston's Fred Lynn is the overwhelming choice as AL Rookie of Year
  • 1975-11-28 Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins
  • 1977-05-14 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
  • 1978-05-25 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • 1979-01-09 Bobby Orr's #4 jersey is retired by the Boston Bruins
  • 1979-06-12 Opening ceremony at Cambridge Buddhist Association meditation in Boston

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1979-07-13 Calif's Nolan Ryan and Boston's Steve Renko each lose no-hitters in 9th

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1979-10-01 Pope John Paul II begins his first papal visit to USA in Boston

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1979-10-20 John F. Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1979-11-11 Boston Court issues occupancy permit for Cambridge Buddhist Center
  • 1980-12-09 61°F in Boston at 1 AM
  • 1981-09-03 Gerald P Remy of Boston gets 6 hits in a baseball game
  • 1982-01-23 World Airways DC-10 skids at Boston Logan Airport killing 2
  • 1983-05-15 Madison Hotel (Boston) destroyed by implosion

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1984-05-20 Boston's Roger Clemens beats Twins, 5-4, for his 1st victory

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1984-11-23 Boston College QB Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard TD (Hail Mary Pass) to end game & beat Miami 47-45
  • 1984-12-01 50th Heisman Trophy Award: Doug Flutie, Boston College (QB)
  • 1987-12-15 First National US Tour of "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston
  • 1988-01-09 August Wilson's "Piano Lesson" premieres in Boston
  • 1988-05-26 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
  • 1988-07-27 Boston's worst traffic jam in 30 years
  • 1988-08-14 Detroit beats Sox, 18-6, at Fenway, ends Boston winning streak at 24
  • 1989-04-17 18th Boston Women's Marath won by Ingrid Kristiansen of Nor in 2:24:33
  • 1990-03-18 Largest art robbery in US history: 13 works of art worth over $500 million are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston
  • 1990-05-15 Edmonton Oiler Klima beats Boston Bruins in 6th period

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1990-05-18 Jari Kurri sets a record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game, registering three goals and two assists vs the Boston Bruins

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • 1990-05-24 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1

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1990-06-23 African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, on a US tour, receives a tumultuous welcome in Boston

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1992-03-03 Charges are filed in Florida against NY Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden of rape (dropped in April)
  • 1992-03-14 NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape
  • 1992-04-09 Florida drops rape charges against NY Mets Gooden, Boston & Coleman
  • 1993-03-03 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Boston (WBCN 104.1 FM-evenings)
  • 1993-07-12 Don Imus begins broadcasting to Boston on WEEI (590 AM)
  • 1993-12-15 John Williams final appearance as conductor of Boston Pops
  • 1994-01-01 Carquest Bowl 4: Boston College beats Virginia, 32-13
  • 1994-02-12 20th century premiere of 6 restored Haydn-sonatas in Boston

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1994-12-23 Fearing arrest by the FBI, Whitey Bulger flees Boston, and successfully hides from law enforcement for the next 16 years

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Whitey Bulger
  • 1995-05-05 Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics)
  • 1995-10-07 Boston's Fleet Center opens, NY Islanders & Boston Bruins tie at 4-4
  • 1996-04-01 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Boston MA on WBCN 104.1 FM (morn)
  • 1996-10-26 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup at Woodbine
  • 1997-11-03 Boston shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is 6th unanimous AL Rookie of Year
  • 1999-07-13 70th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Fenway Park, Boston

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2000-03-06 Long-time Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque is traded to the Colorado Avalanche

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • 2001-10-16 The US Coast Guard lifts a ban on liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers entering Boston Harbor to make deliveries to Distrigas' Everett LNG terminal that had been imposed on September 26 in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11

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2005-11-30 The Boston Bruins trade captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton
  • 2006-02-12 A powerful winter storm blankets the Northeastern United States dumping 1 to 2 feet of snow from Washington, D.C. up to Boston, Massachusetts. The storm dumped a record 26.9 inches of snow in New York City.
  • 2007-12-31 The Massive Big Dig construction project in Boston, Massachusetts ends.

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2010-06-16 Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • 2011-06-15 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins defeat Vancouver Canucks 4-3
  • 2011-06-22 After hiding for 16 years, Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California
  • 2013-04-19 Boston bombing suspects killed and captured in Boston after 4 days
  • 2013-06-24 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Boston Bruins 4-2
  • 2013-11-14 Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years for his crimes
  • 2017-12-11 Six wildfires in Southern California now cover area larger than New York City and Boston combined

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