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5 Fun Facts About October 9 In Massachusetts History

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1. In 1701, the first printing press in the American colonies was set up in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Bartholomew Green, thereby establishing Massachusetts as a hub for printing and publishing.

2. In 1779, the Penobscot Expedition took place in present-day Maine, involving Massachusetts militiamen and sailors in a failed attempt to rid the area of British forces during the American Revolution.

3. In 1967, the Boston Red Sox played their last game at Fenway Park before the stadium underwent significant renovations.

4. In 2019, Native American leaders and state officials signed a document on this day affirming the rights of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe to govern their land and engage in cultural practices.

5. In 2020, Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker announced a plan to invest $171 million in efforts to expand affordable housing and homelessness prevention statewide.
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