Massachusetts in History (Part 3)

Massachusetts: Boston - Lowell - Newton - Springfield, MA - Worcester

Historical Events

Events 201 - 209 of 209

  • 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.
  • 2008-05-15 California becomes the second U.S. state after Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same-sex marriage after the state's own Supreme Court rules a previous ban unconstitutional.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2011-09-14 Elizabeth Warren announces she intends to run for the Democratic nomination for the 2012 Massachusetts Senatorial election

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-06-03 The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum opens in Springfield, Massachusetts

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • 2017-08-03 Massachusetts woman Michelle Carter sentenced to 2 1/2 years for urging her boyfriend to commit suicide
  • 2017-08-24 Largest-ever lottery jackpot win in the US - $758.7m won by Mavis Wanczyk of Massachusetts in US Powerball Jackpot

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 720

  • 1873-11-20 Daniel Gregory Mason, composer (Chanticker), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • 1874-02-09 Amy Lowell, American poet and critic (Patterns, Sword Blades & Poppy Seed), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1925)
  • 1874-08-31 Edward Thorndike, American psychologist (father of modern educational psychology), born in Williamsburg, Massachusetts (d. 1949)
  • 1874-10-06 Frank G. Allen, 51st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1950)
  • 1874-11-20 James Michael Curley, 53rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • 1875-01-22 Thomas W Ross, American actor (Without Limit, Kings Row, 17, Mortal Storm), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1959)
  • 1876-03-11 Charles "Carl" Ruggles, American composer (Evocations), born in Marion, Massachusetts (d. 1927)
  • 1876-04-28 Frank Cavanagh, American football player and coach, born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1933)
  • 1876-07-04 William Farnum, American actor (Spoilers, Man who Fights Alone), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1953)
  • 1878-02-27 Alvan T. Fuller, 50th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • 1878-06-05 William Franklin "Frank" Smith, American actor (Cowboy & Bandit, Scarlet Car, Frontier Days), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • 1879-04-12 Frederic G. Melcher, American publisher and editor who founded children's book week, born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1963)
  • 1879-10-25 Mayhew Lester Lake, American composer, born in Southville, Massachusetts (d. 1955)
  • 1879-10-28 Channing H. Cox, 49th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1879-11-15 Lewis Stone, American actor (The Lost World, Prisoner of Zenda), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1953)
  • 1880-04-10 Frances Perkins, American politician and 1st woman to hold cabinet-level position (Labor 1933-45), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1965)

Person of interestCecil B. DeMille

1881-08-12 Cecil B. DeMille, American filmmaker (The Ten Commandments), born in Ashfield, Massachusetts (d. 1959)

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • 1882-02-28 Geraldine Farrar, American soprano and actress (Story of American Singer), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • 1882-05-10 Thurston Hall, American actor (Roaming Lady, In Society), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1958)

Person of interestRobert H. Goddard

1882-10-05 Robert H. Goddard, rocket pioneer (invented and built the first liquid-fueled rocket), born in Worcester Massachusetts (d. 1945)

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • 1883-08-12 Pauline Frederick, American actress (Thank You, Mr. Moto), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1938)
  • 1883-10-11 Archibald T Davison, American musicologist and composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • 1883-11-09 Edna May Oliver [Nutter], American actress (Little Women), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1942)
  • 1884-12-14 Jane Cowl, American actress and playwright (Smilin' Through), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1950)

Person of interestWill Durant

1885-11-05 Will Durant, American author and historian (The Story of Philosophy, The Story of Civilization), born in North Adams, Massachusetts (d. 1981)

Historian Will Durant
Historian
Will Durant
  • 1886-01-03 Josephine Hull, American Academy award actress (Harvey), born in Newtonville, Massachusetts (d. 1957)
  • 1886-06-06 Paul Dudley White, American heart specialist, born in Roxbury, Massachusetts (d. 1973)
  • 1886-07-05 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1932)
  • 1887-05-05 Estelle Hemsley, American actress (Take a Giant Step), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1968)

Person of interestJoseph P. Kennedy

1888-09-06 Joseph P Kennedy, diplomat, father of JFK, RFK & Teddy, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Patriarch of the Kennedy family Joseph P. Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Joseph P. Kennedy
  • 1889-01-01 Charles Bickford, American actor (Dynamite, The Virginian), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • 1889-05-04 Francis Spellman, American Bishop and Cardinal of Roman Catholic Church, born in Whitman, Massachusetts (d. 1967)

Person of interestErle Stanley Gardner

1889-07-17 Erle Stanley Gardner, American detective writer (Perry Mason), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1970)

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • 1889-09-15 Robert Benchley, humorist (My 10 Years in a Quandary), born in Worcester, Massachusetts

Person of interestRose Fitzgerald Kennedy

1890-07-22 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, mom of JFK, RFK & Ted, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)

Kennedy Family Matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Kennedy Family Matriarch
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • 1892-01-26 Zara Cully, American actress (The Jeffersons), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1892-09-01 Leverett Saltonstall, 55th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • 1892-12-05 Cyril Ring, American actor (I Wake Up Screaming, The Barber Shop), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • 1893-01-28 Elliot Griffis, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1893-08-12 Howard Smith, American actor (Kiss of Death, Call Northside 777), born in Attleboro, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1893-08-21 Theresa Weld Blanchard, American figure skating champion (1914, 1920-24), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1893-09-29 Phillip Tead, American actor (The Front Page, Lightnin', Fighting Blade), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • 1893-11-24 Charles F. Hurley, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
  • 1894-05-31 Fred Allen, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1894-07-25 Walter Brennan, American actor (Real McCoys, At Gun Point), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • 1894-09-22 John Gough, American actor (Smooth as Satin, In the Land of the Tortilla, Circus Kid), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1894-10-14 E.E.Cummings (Edward Estlin), poet (Tulips & Chimneys), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1894-11-16 Mabel Normand, [Muriel Fortescue], comedienne (Mickey), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1894-12-17 Arthur Fiedler, conductor (Boston Pops), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1895-03-28 Christian Herter, 59th Governor of Massachusetts (1953-57), born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • 1895-08-24 Richard Cardinal Cushing, Archbishop of Boston (1944-70), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • 1895-09-28 Wallace K Harrison, US architect (UN, Lincoln Center), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1896-02-29 William W Wellman, director (Star is Born), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • 1896-06-07 Robert S. Mulliken, American chemist and physicist (Nobel 1966), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1896-10-30 Ruth Gordon, American actress (Rosemary's Baby, Harold & Maude), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1985)
  • 1897-04-24 Benjamin Lee Whorf, American linguist (the relation of language to thinking and cognition), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts (d. 1941)

Person of interestJack Haley

1897-08-10 Jack Haley [John Joseph], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Ford Star Revue), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1878)

Actor Jack Haley
Actor
Jack Haley
  • 1899-02-02 Benny Rubin, American actor and comedian (Benny Rubin Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1899-02-27 Ian Keith, American actor (Abraham Lincoln, Queen Christina, Cleopatra, 3 Musketeers), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1960)
  • 1899-05-21 Ralph Sanford, American actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1963)
  • 1899-06-02 Royal Beal, American actor (Death of a Salesman), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1969)
  • 1899-09-09 Neil Hamilton, American actor (The White Rose, When Strangers Marry, Batman), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • 1900-08-17 Quincy Howe, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestAgnes Moorehead

1900-12-06 Agnes Moorehead, American actress (Endora in Bewitched), born in Clinton, Massachusetts (d. 1974)

  • 1901-03-03 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), born in Milton, Massachusetts (d. 1993)
  • 1901-05-22 Maurice J. Tobin, 56th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1953)
  • 1901-08-09 Charles Farrell, American actor (7th Heaven, My Little Margie), born in Onset Bay, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • 1901-08-29 Sherwin Badger, American Figure Skating Champion (1920-24), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • 1902-06-23 Howard T Engstrom, computer designer (Univac), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1902-08-05 Irene Rice Pereira, Chelsea, Massachusetts, American abstract artist
  • 1902-12-15 Robert F. Bradford, 57th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • 1903-01-15 Paul A. Dever, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • 1903-03-28 Charles Starrett, American actor (The Mask of Fu Manchu, Bonanza Town), born in Athol, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1903-06-17 Ruth Wakefield, American inventor (created the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie), born in East Walpole, Massachusetts (d. 1977)
  • 1903-10-17 Jerry Colona, comedian (Jerry Colona Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1903-12-19 George Davis Snell, Bradford, Massachusetts, American geneticist (H-2 gene)
  • 1904-01-10 Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (Wizard of Oz), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1987)

Person of interestDr. Seuss

1904-03-02 Dr. Seuss, [Theodor Geisel], children's author (Horton Hears a Who!), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • 1904-06-23 Carleton Coon, American anthropologist (What in the World), born in Wakefield, Massachusetts (d. 1981)
  • 1904-09-17 Jerry Colonna, American actor (Jerry Colonna Show, Alice in Wonderland, Road to Singapore), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1904-10-09 Wally Brown, American actor (Zombies on Broadway, Girl Rush), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • 1904-11-22 Roland Winters [Winternitz], American actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers, Jet Pilot, Meet Millie), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • 1905-02-10 Walter Brown, Massachusetts US, original owner of the Boston Celtics and important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States
  • 1906-06-04 Richard Whorf, American actor and director (Yankee Doodle Dandy, Keeper of Flame), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts (d. 1966)
  • 1906-06-20 Bob Howard, singer/pianist (Sing it Again), born in Newton, Massachusetts

Person of interestLeo Durocher

1906-07-27 Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1906-07-29 Thelma Todd [Alison Loyd], American actress (Dangerous Female), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1935)
  • 1906-11-13 Conrad Thibault, American singer (Jacques Fray Music Room), born in Northbridge, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • 1906-11-22 Howard Petrie, American actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), born in Beverly, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1907-02-18 Billy Dewolfe, American character actor (Good Morning World), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • 1907-06-16 Jack Albertson, American actor (Chico and the Man, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1981)
  • 1907-07-07 Helene Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1907-09-06 Johnny Kelly, American marathon runner (Berlin 1936, Boston 1935..1991), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2004)

Person of interestJoseph Gilbert Hamilton

1907-11-11 Joseph G. Hamilton, American physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis, born in Waverley, Massachusetts (d. 1957)

  • 1908-02-04 Gordon Fraser, newscaster (All Star News), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts

Person of interestBette Davis

1908-04-05 Bette Davis, American actress (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1989)

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
  • 1908-06-29 Leroy Anderson, US composer (Syncopated Clock), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1975)
  • 1908-08-25 Philip Coolidge, American actor (North by Northwest, North by Northwest, I Want to Live, Tingler), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1909-02-16 Jeffrey Lynn [Ragnar Godfrey Lind], American actor (Four Daughters, Roaring Twenties), born in Auburn, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1909-03-09 Derk Bodde, American sinologist and historian of China, born in Marshfield, Massachusetts (d. 2003)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths