This week in New England history: Feb. 22-28
By NBP Staff | February 22, 2016, 6:24 EST
A list of significant dates in New England history:
1932: Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy, youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy, who represented the people of Massachusetts in the United States Senate for five decades, is born in Dorchester, Mass., to Joseph and Rose Kennedy.
1919: Congress approves the first national park east of the Mississippi at Mt. Desert Island on the coast of Maine. In 1929, the park is renamed Acadia National Park.
1807: American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,best known for Paul Revere’s Ride, and The Song of Hiawatha, is born in Portland, Maine.
1946: Twenty-year-old Malcolm Little, later known as Malcolm X, is imprisoned in Boston for burglary. During seven years in jail, Malcolm joins the Black Muslims and, upon his release, becomes an advocate of Black nationalism with the Nation of Islam.