Date of Entry:
February 6, 1788
|Map of USA. Massachusetts outlined in dark ink,|
shaded, & with an arrow pointing to it.
|A close-up of Massachusetts & its neighbors.|
Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York
Cape Cod Bay, Atlantic Ocean, Nantucket Sound, Buzzards Bay
10,565 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge
Famous Geographical Point:
The Bay State. As you can see from the map, Massachusetts is bordered by some pretty famous bays.
Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin, one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution
Book Set In/About:
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
A fictionalized account of the Salem witch trials.
Movie Set In/About:
"The Departed" (2006), directed by Martin Scorsese
I'm going to quote myself from my own review: "While undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) tries to get close enough to big-time crime boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) to make a bust, Frank's man Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) infiltrates the police department. It's a race to see who discovers who first."
Quite honestly, I was going to list "Good Will Hunting" (a film I don't much care for) here until I remembered that "The Departed" (an all-time favorite) is set in Boston.
Headline of the Day:
"Massachusetts Man Kills Self After Shooting at Former Co-Worker" on Reuters.