Free Shipping On All Orders

5 Fun Facts About June 22 In Massachusetts History

---Learn Every Day: MA Today In History Facts Texted Each Day - Text: history ma To: 618-270-4005---

1) On June 22, 1629, King Charles I granted a land patent to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, allowing them to establish a self-governing colony in the New World. This was a significant step towards the establishment of the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a puritan stronghold in America.

2) In 1775, on June 22, the Battle of Bunker Hill took place, a major early battle in the American Revolution. The battle saw colonial troops hold their ground against the British, despite ultimately being forced to retreat.

3) On June 22, 1860, the first ironclad warship of the United States Navy, the USS Monitor, was launched in Massachusetts. The Monitor would play a significant role in the Civil War, dueling with the Confederate ironclad the CSS Virginia.

4) In 1911, on June 22, the Boston Red Sox played the longest baseball game in Major League history, lasting 14 innings and 5 hours and 34 minutes. The Red Sox ultimately won the game against the Brooklyn Dodgers with a score of 2-1.

5) On June 22, 1942, the Boston Globe published a report exposing a scandal involving the hoarding of sugar by local businesses. The report led to widespread outrage and government investigations into price-fixing and hoarding of other scarce goods during World War II.
  • Tags: MA

Older Post Newer Post

Added to cart!
Free Shipping on Every Order | Unconditional Lifetime Warranty | Purchase Orders Accepted | Family Owned and Operated Free Priority Shipping On All USA Orders You Have Qualified for Free Shipping Spend $x to Unlock Free Shipping You Have Achieved Free Shipping Fee Free Financing Available - Pay Just 25% Today - Just Choose Installment Pay At Checkout Free Shipping On All Orders You Have Achieved Free Shipping Free shipping when you order over XX ou Have Qualified for Free Shipping