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5 Fun Facts About November 25 In Massachusetts History

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1. On November 25, 1783, the Massachusetts legislature approved the treaty that ended the Revolutionary War, officially recognizing the United States as a sovereign nation.

2. In 1835, the first steam-powered ferryboat in the country, the "Benjamin Franklin," made its inaugural voyage from Boston to East Boston on November 25.

3. On November 25, 1884, the Massachusetts Historical Society dedicated its new headquarters on Boylston Street in Boston. The building, still in use today, was designed by the famous American architect Edmund M. Wheelwright.

4. November 25, 1926, marks the opening of the Boston Arena, which was the first indoor ice hockey rink in the United States. The Boston Bruins started playing their games there for the 1928-1929 season.

5. On November 25, 1947, the Boston-based professional basketball team the Boston Celtics played their very first game, losing to the New York Knicks. The Celtics went on to become one of the most successful teams in NBA history, winning a record 17 championships.
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