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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Greater Boston area. It was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders. Cambridge is home to two of the world's most prominent universities, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
Timeline of Events
1680
7.8.1680
The first confirmed tornado in America kills a servant at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1775
7.3.1775
American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
9.11.1775
Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec leaves Cambridge, Massachusetts.
12.5.1775
At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1776
1.24.1776
Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga.
1846
5.7.1846
The Cambridge Chronicle, America's oldest surviving weekly newspaper, is published for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts
1997
10.31.1997
19-year-old British au pair Louise Woodward, convicted by a Cambridge, Massachusetts, jury of second-degree murder the day before, is sentenced to life in prison.