This week in New England history: April 4-10

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A list of significant dates in New England history:

April 5

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.

The Peterborough Library

The Peterborough Library

April 9

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.

Fenway Park

Fenway Park

April 10

2001: Jane Swift becomes the first female governor of Massachusetts.