Your humble hosts are out of town and off the air this week. Never fear, Jake is here, and he has this week’s historical anniversaries for your enjoyment.
This Week in Boston History
- September 25, 1690: Publick Occurrences, Both Forreign and Domestick is published in Boston. It’s the first newspaper in North America, but only lasts a single issue.
- September 26, 1996: The administration of Republican Governor Bill Weld recommends measures to increase Gay/Straight Alliances in Massachusetts high schools.
- September 27, 1836: John Quincy Adams delivers a eulogy for James Madison at Faneuil Hall.
- September 28, 1960: John Updike describes the home run Ted Williams hit in his last at bat.
- September 29, 1774: A near-riot among Boston patriots after a shopkeeper sells arms to the Regulars.
- September 30, 1759: Gibson Clough’s diary from the occupation of Louisbourg reveals how the Massachusetts militia was betrayed by their British officers.
- October 1, 1903: The first modern World Series game is played at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, site of today’s Northeastern University.