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5 Fun Facts About December 3 In Massachusetts History

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1. In 1775, the American revolutionary troops led by General George Washington arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They were welcomed by the citizens of the town, who provided them with food and supplies.

2. The Massachusetts Bay Colony was granted its charter on December 3, 1620, which allowed the colony to establish a government and start colonizing the area.

3. The Boston Tea Party, a significant event in the lead up to the American Revolution, took place on December 3, 1773. A group of Bostonians dumped tea from three British ships into Boston Harbor in protest against British taxation and policies.

4. On December 3, 1833, a fire broke out in the city of Lowell, Massachusetts, destroying several mills and causing extensive damage to the town's industrial district.

5. In 1961, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) was created to operate public transportation throughout the state. Its first service, the Red Line subway, began operations on December 3 of that year.
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