History of Boston

By Brendab
  • Samuel Maverick

    Samuel Maverick
    Samuel Maverick builds a trading post at Noodle Island.
  • Wiliam Blackstone

    Wiliam Blackstone
    Wiliam Blackstone builds his house on a peninsular people call place of waters.
  • John Winthrop

    John Winthrop
    John Winthrop comes to Boston to create "a city upon a hill".
  • Anne Hutchison

    Anne Hutchison
    Anne Hutchison is banished from Boston.
  • Mary Dyer is executed.

    Mary Dyer is executed.
    Mary Dyer is executed for heresy on Boston Common.
  • King Phillips War

    King Phillips War
    Indians taken prisoner during King Philiph's War and sold slaves in the West Indies.
  • Goodwife Golver

    Goodwife Golver
    Goodwife Glover is executed in Boston for "witchcraft".
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    From June through September of 1692, nineteen men and women, all having been convicted of witchcraft, were carted to Gallows Hill, a barren slope near Salem Village, for hanging.
  • A mob ransacks Lieutenant governor Thomas Hutchinson's home.

    A mob ransacks Lieutenant governor Thomas Hutchinson's home.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Sons of Liberty destroy Andrew Oliver's shop on Long Wharf,where they believe he's holding new British revence stamps.
  • The death of Christopher Seider

    The death of Christopher Seider
    Seider was the son of poor German immigrants, and apparently worked as a household servant for a wealthy widow. On February 22, 1770, he joined a crowd of boys mobbing the house of Ebenezer Richardson located in the North End, Boston. Richardson was a Customs service employee who had tried to disrupt the boys' protest in front of a shop selling goods from Britain. The young crowd, joined by some adults, threw stones which broke Richardson's windows and struck his wife. Richardson tried to scare
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    On the night of March 5, 1770 — five men had been shot to death in Boston town by British soldiers. Precipitating the event known as the Boston Massacre was a mob of men and boys taunting a sentry standing guard at the city's customs house. When other British soldiers came to the sentry's support, a free-for-all ensued and shots were fired into the crowd.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    On Monday morning, the 29th of November, 1773, a handbill was posted all over Boston, containing the following words: "Friends! Brethren! Countrymen!--That worst of plagues, the detested tea, shipped for this port by the East India Company, is now arrived in the harbor.
  • The Battle Of Lexington and Concord

    The Battle Of Lexington and Concord
    The first shots starting the revolution were fired at Lexington, Massachusetts. On April 18, 1775, British General Thomas Gage sent 700 soldiers to destroy guns and ammunition the colonists had stored in the town of Concord, just outside of Boston. They also planned to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock, two of the key leaders of the patriot movement.
  • Paul Revere's ride

    Paul Revere's ride
    In the spring of 1775, most of the Massachusetts Patriot leaders had taken refuge in outlying communities, fearing arrest by British officials. Remaining in Boston were two physicians, Benjamin Church and Joseph Warren, the latter serving as the group’s leader in Samuel Adams' absence. Paul Revere, a trusted messenger, also stayed in the city, tended his business interests and as unobtrusively as possible, kept an eye on the soldiers stationed in the city.
  • The Battle Of Bunker Hill

    The Battle Of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on June 17, 1775, only days after George Washington was elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. Despite the name, the battle was actually fought on Breed's Hill.
  • The Evacuation of the British from Boston

    The Evacuation of the British from Boston
    The British evacuation of Boston was a major victory for the patriots, and Washington's first victory.
  • Arrival of two regiments of "red coats" on long wharf

    Arrival of two regiments of "red coats" on long wharf