Throwback Thursday

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Throwback Thursday: Celtics Draft Larry Bird Sixth Overall

The Boston Celtics are expected to have an eventful draft tonight, with rumors swirling over guard Marcus Smart’s future with the team. General manager Danny […]

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Throwback Thursday: Jaws Debuted 40 Years Ago

On June 20, 1975, Jaws first lunged into theaters, thrusting Martha’s Vineyard into the spotlight for its role as the shark-terrorized Amity Island and earning […]

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Throwback Thursday: The First Successful Organ Transplant

On June 4, 1965, 60 years ago today, twins Ronald and Richard Herrick of Northborough, Mass. were photographed looking happy and healthy at the annual meeting of the Mended Hearts […]

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Throwback Thursday: The First Black Civil War Regiment Leaves Boston

On this day in 1863, the people of Boston lined the streets to see the 54th Massachusetts Regiment parade to Battery Wharf and board steamships […]

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Throwback Thursday: When the Senator from Massachusetts Got Caned

It’s rare that the floor of the United States Senate ever gets very physically violent. There are never bench-clearing brawls like the recent one in Ukranian Parliament, for […]

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Throwback Thursday: When Houdini Jumped Off the Harvard Bridge

  What better way to promote an upcoming performance in Boston than to be locked up in chains and take a 30-foot plunge into the […]

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Throwback Thursday: 50 Years Ago, Martin Luther King, Jr., Spoke on the Common

Fifty years ago on April 23, 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr., led one of Boston’s first freedom marches from Roxbury to Boston Common. Galvanized by […]

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Throwback Thursday: Paul Revere’s Ride Turns 240

It was “the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five,” as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow put it, when Paul Revere mounted his horse and set out on a […]

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Throwback Thursday: The Civil War’s End in Boston

Today marks the 150th anniversary of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, and with it, the end of the Civil War. What did that day […]

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Throwback Thursday: When Your Esteemed Senator Punched His Constituent

You can say a lot about the devolved state of Congress these days, but you can’t quite imagine it becoming physically violent. So hey, let’s throw it […]

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Throwback Thursday: Happy Birthday, Gerrymandering

In 1812, Massachusetts Republican legislators passed a bill, signed by Governor Elbridge Gerry, that redrew district lines into strange shapes that gave them a better chance at […]

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Throwback Thursday: The Day After the Gardner Museum Heist

If March 18, 1990, was the day Boston woke up to find some of its most priceless art had gone missing, then March 19, 1990—25 […]

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Throwback Thursday: When There Was No St. Patrick’s Day Parade

On March 12, 1994, papers carried the news that Boston would not be having its iconic St. Patrick’s Day parade through South Boston. The previous day, […]

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Throwback Thursday: The Boston Massacre Turns 245

Two hundred forty-five years ago, British soldiers fired into an angry crowd of American colonists in an incident known as the Boston Massacre. They did so […]

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Throwback Thursday: When February 19 Was Warm

With reports of bitterly cold temperatures followed by another snowstorm this weekend, we’re in the stretch of a particularly brutal winter when it seems like […]