This week in New England history: Feb. 22-28

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A list of significant dates in New England history:

Feb 22

Ted Kennedy

Ted Kennedy

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.

Feb. 26

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

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.

Feb. 27

1807: American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,best known for Paul Revere’s Ride, and The Song of Hiawatha, is born in Portland, Maine.

Malcolm Little

Malcolm X

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.