History of Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Bartholomew Gonsold Explores Coast

1601 - 1602

First Thanksgiving in Plymouth

1619 - 1620

Boston Named Capitol

1631 - 1632

Harvard Founded

1635 - 1636

America's First Lighthouse Built, 'The Boston Light'

1715 - 1716

Boston Tea Party

1772 - 1773

Massachusetts is the 6th State to ratify the Constitution

1787 - 1788

Maine Separates From Massachusetts

1819 - 1820

1st National Women's Right convention convenes in Worcester, Massachusetts

1849 - 1850

1st Basketball Game played in Springfield, Massachusetts

1870 - 1871

1st Computer developed at MIT

1927 - 1928

1st Successful Use of Chemotherapy to treat cancer

1946 - 1947

Democratic Convention held in Boston

2003 - 2004

Massachusetts pummeled by Hurricane Sandy

2012 - 2013