Your humble hosts are out having summertime fun this week. Don’t worry, though… Jake is flying solo this week, and bringing you this week’s historical anniversaries. We’ll be back next week with a real episode.
- The first party of settlers from the Emigrant Aid Company departs Boston for Kansas, July 17, 1854.
- Abigail Adams and the citizens of Boston hear the Declaration of Independence for the first time, as it’s read from the balcony of the Old State House, July 18, 1776.
- The Suffolk County DA announces that DNA evidence proves that Albert DeSalvo was the Boston Strangler, July 19, 2013.
- The Continental Army raids Little Brewster Island and burns Boston Light, July 20, 1775.
- Pumpsie Green is the first African American player for the Red Sox, last Major League team to integrate, July 21, 1959.
- Rose Fitzgerald, matriarch of the Kennedy political dynasty, is born in the North End, July 22, 1890.
- The Massachusetts Legislature passed An Act for Building and Maintaining a Lighthouse Upon the Great Brewster (Called Beacon Island) At the Entrance of the Harbour of Boston, which established Boston Light, July 23, 1715.