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5 Fun Facts About January 19 In Massachusetts History

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1. In 1691, the Massachusetts General Court declared that Plymouth Colony and the Massachusetts Bay Colony would be merged to form the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
2. On January 19, 1764, John Hancock, a prominent figure in the American Revolution, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts.
3. The first issue of The Boston Globe was published on January 19, 1872.
4. In 1966, a fire broke out in a Brown University dormitory in Providence, Rhode Island. Nine Massachusetts residents were among the ten students killed in the blaze.
5. On January 19, 1977, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis signed legislation allowing for the creation of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, which oversees the state's water supply and wastewater treatment.
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