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William Monroe Trotter was a businessman, newspaper publisher, and civil rights activist who grew up in Boston’s Hyde Park

William Monroe Trotter was born in 1872 and lived in Hyde Park. He attended Hyde Park High School, which at the time, was a predominately white school. The 1890 graduation exercises below show that he gave the valedictory address to his fellow classmates. After high school, Trotter attended Harvard University,…
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Awareness

Historic Occurrences – The Great Molasses Flood

Boston, MA: - Cylinder Stress Failure - The Great Molasses Flood, also known as the Boston Molasses Disaster or the Great Boston Molasses Flood, occurred on January 15, 1919 in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A large molasses storage tank burst and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 mph (56 km/h), killing 21 and…
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City Model Room Open for Group Tours

Boston, MA: - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) today announced the relaunch of the agency’s popular Model Room tours. The relaunch includes new tour dates, an updated public interface, a revised and simplified registration process, and a dedicated webpage on the BPDA’s website. Visitors to the BPDA Model Room…
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Awareness

Patriotic or Deplorable Etiquette – American Flag Executive Order US Code: The Flag should not be used as part of a athletic uniform

Patriots Strong - American Revolutionary Old Barracks Fifes and Drums re-enactors march on President's Day. Watch Exclusive Video How the American flag is not to be used. The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal. The flag…
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1889 – BOSTON’S ITALIAN COMMUNITY ORGANIZES AID FOR JOHNSTOWN FLOOD VICTIMS

Man-Made and Natural Disaster - Awareness, Preparedness, Resiliency. Historic US Occurrences - On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam on Pennsylvania’s Little Conemaugh River broke. 16 million tons of water spilled over the dam and swept towards Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 14 miles downstream. On its way downstream, the deluge picked…
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History

Celebrate Presidents’ Day Week at the JFK Library with Family-Friendly Activities and New Centennial Stamp

Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States. Washington, DC 20 January 1961. Please credit "U. S. Army Signal Corps photograph in the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Boston". BOSTON – The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will offer several family-oriented activities and programs throughout…
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