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5 Fun Facts About June 10 In Massachusetts History

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1. On June 10, 1793, the cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House was laid in Boston. The building was designed by noted architect Charles Bulfinch and was completed in 1798.

2. The Boston Celtics won their 11th NBA championship on June 10, 1984, beating the Los Angeles Lakers in seven games. Larry Bird was named Finals MVP for the second consecutive year.

3. On June 10, 1692, Bridget Bishop became the first person to be hanged for witchcraft during the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts. She was accused of bewitching five young women and was found guilty despite maintaining her innocence.

4. In 1963, Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy delivered a speech at American University in Washington, D.C., in which he called for a nuclear test ban treaty with the Soviet Union. The speech is considered one of Kennedy's most memorable and influential.

5. On June 10, 1925, Richard Cardinal Cushing was ordained a priest in Boston. Cushing served as the Archbishop of Boston from 1944 until his death in 1970 and was known for his progressive views on social justice and his support for the Civil Rights Movement.
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