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5 Fun Facts About October 10 In Massachusetts History

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1. The Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded on October 10, 1630, by a group of Puritan settlers led by John Winthrop. It became the most populous and prosperous colony in New England.

2. American educator and author Mary Lyon was born in Buckland, Massachusetts, on October 10, 1797. She founded Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, now known as Mount Holyoke College, in 1837, making it the first women's college in the United States.

3. On October 10, 1867, Boston University was chartered by the Massachusetts Legislature. Today, it is one of the largest private universities in the country with a diverse student body and renowned academic programs.

4. The Great Hurricane of 1944 struck Massachusetts on October 10, causing widespread damage and flooding. The Category 3 storm caused 50 deaths and millions of dollars in property damage in New England.

5. The Boston Red Sox won their first American League Championship on October 10, 1903, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first World Series. The Red Sox went on to win three more World Series titles in the next four years, establishing themselves as one of the most dominant teams in baseball history.
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