This week in New England history: April 4-10
By NBP Staff | April 5, 2016, 18:18 EST
A list of significant dates in New England history:
1621: The Mayflower sails out from Plymouth, Mass., to return to England. The colonists spent their first winter on-board the ship, and only 53 of the original 102 passengers survive the harsh New England winter.
1833: The first tax-supported public library in the world opens in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
1912: The Red Sox face Harvard in the first baseball game in Fenway Park. The Sox best the Crimson 2-0.
2001: Jane Swift becomes the first female governor of Massachusetts.