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5 Fun Facts About November 2 In Massachusetts History

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1. On November 2, 1867, Anne Sullivan, known as the "Miracle Worker," was born in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts. Sullivan went on to become the teacher and lifelong companion of Helen Keller, and her methods for teaching children who are visually impaired or deaf-blind are still used today.

2. The Boston Red Sox won the World Series on November 2, 2013, breaking an 86-year curse and ending a long drought for the city of Boston. The team overcame the St. Louis Cardinals in six games, with star players such as David Ortiz, Shane Victorino, and Jon Lester leading the way.

3. On November 2, 1697, the Massachusetts Bay Colony issued a charter for the creation of the town of Stoughton, which would later become the city of Brockton. The area was known for its shoe-making industry, and Brockton was once known as the "Shoe Capital of the World."

4. In 1776, the Continental Congress declared that "these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states" on November 2. This was a precursor to the signing of the Declaration of Independence several months later, which officially established the United States of America as a sovereign nation.

5. The Boston Celtics played their first-ever game on November 2, 1946. Originally known as the Boston "Basketball" Club, the team played against the Toronto Huskies at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada. The Celtics lost the game 68-66 but went on to become one of the most successful franchises in NBA history.
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