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5 Fun Facts About October 7 In Massachusetts History

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1. In 1691, the colonial Assembly in Massachusetts passed the Massachusetts Charter, which established Massachusetts as a Royal Colony under the rule of William III and Mary II.

2. On October 7, 1765, the Sons of Liberty, a group of American colonists organized to protest British taxation policies, held a public meeting at Liberty Tree in Boston to discuss their opposition to the Stamp Act.

3. In 1777, the Battle of Saratoga took place in New York, which is considered by many historians to be the turning point in the American Revolution. The battle featured several Massachusetts regiments, including the famous Minute Men.

4. On October 7, 1949, the Boston Braves baseball team played their last game at Braves Field before moving to Milwaukee the following season.

5. In 2003, former Massachusetts Governor William Weld announced his candidacy for President of the United States, making him the first Republican to officially enter the race for the 2004 Presidential election.
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