Throwback Thursday

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Throwback Thursday: When Boston’s City Hall Was New (and Already Unloved)

When Boston’s City Hall was formally dedicated 45 years ago this week, the imposing concrete structure had already created “controversy,” a polite way of saying […]

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Throwback Thursday: A Winter Storm Worth Missing Work For

Contrast this recent snowstorm with that from another February 6 in Boston. This morning, the Globe describes yesterday’s surprisingly empty streets and sparse workplaces. All […]

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Throwback Thursday: When the Revere House Hotel Burned

Shortly before 2 a.m. one January morning in 1912, a small fire started in the basement of the Revere House hotel in Boston’s Bowdoin Square. […]

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Twenty Years of Chet Curtis

In 1992, WCVB marked 20 years on the Boston airwaves with a special news broadcast looking back at the station’s history. The occasion was anchored […]

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Throwback Thursday: The Crime of the Century

Around 7:30 p.m. on January 17, 1950, several armed men in Halloween masks walked out of the Brinks building on Prince Street in Boston with […]

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Throwback Thursday: The Last Game of the Boston Redskins

On December 13, 1936, the Boston Redskins played a championship game against the Green Bay Packers at the New York Polo grounds. They lost 21-6 […]

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Throwback Thursday: The Canadian Disaster Behind Boston’s Christmas Tree

Each year the City of Boston receives a Christmas tree from Nova Scotia. The gift promotes Christmas tree exports and goodwill between the regions, but […]

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Throwback Thursday: When Harvard Fans Declared ‘We Suck’

There’s a fine pranking tradition at the Harvard Yale game, the second oldest, though certainly not the highest-caliber, college football rivalry in the land. The […]

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Throwback Thursday: The BSO’s Moving Tribute to JFK Just After His Death

As the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination approaches, many are revisiting this moving recording of Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Erich Leinsdorf informing […]

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Throwback Thursday: When Boston Burned Down

On November 9 and 10th, 1872, a pretty sizable portion of Boston burned down. The Great Boston Fire of 1872 started in the basement of […]

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Throwback Thursday: Trick-or-Treaters Pay President Kennedy a Visit

On October 31, 1963, two kids celebrated Halloween by paying their dad’s office a visit. “Halloween visitors with the President,” housed at the J.F.K. Library […]

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Throwback Thursday: The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s First Concert

In addition to engaging in some good natured trash talking with St. Louis, the Boston Symphony Orchestra marked an anniversary of sorts this week. On […]

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Throwback Thursday: When Not Everyone Liked the Citgo Sign

It being Red Sox playoff season, what better occasion to revisit a time when the Kenmore Square Citgo Sign’s status as a cultural icon was […]

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Throwback Thursday: The Oldest Surviving Aerial Photograph Depicts 1860 Boston

On October 13, 1860, pioneering photographer James Wallace Black took the earliest surviving aerial photograph in the United States, shown above, from a hot air balloon floating […]

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Throwback Thursday: Boston Plays in the First Ever World Series

With the Red Sox preparing for their first playoff game this Friday, let’s look back to this day 110 years ago when the Boston Americans […]