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5 Fun Facts About July 10 In Massachusetts History

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1. In 1669, Harvard College held its first graduation ceremony, graduating nine students.
2. In 1775, during the American Revolution, British troops sailed up the Charles River and fired upon American ships, sparking the Battle of Machias.
3. In 1973, the Collier Memorial State Park in Springfield, Massachusetts was dedicated in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Robert G. Collier, who was killed in the Vietnam War.
4. In 1999, the women's soccer team from the United States won the World Cup championship in a thrilling final match against China at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. One of the team's star players, Kristine Lilly, hails from Wilton, Massachusetts.
5. In 2012, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) officially opened the Silver Line bus rapid transit service, providing a faster and more efficient transit option between Boston's Logan International Airport and downtown Boston.
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