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The Beat Generation

"Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and a guy named Lucien Carr …they started visiting San Francisco and moved out there and they found that it was a perfectly sympathetic environment for them." Dennis McNally, author of “A Long Strange Trip,” describes opting for a more bohemian lifestyle and breaking away from the conformities of the 1950s. A group of writers known as “The Beats” sparked a cultural phenomenon.

Electric Guitar Patented

The first patent for the electric guitar was awarded August 10, 1937. Since the 1800s, musicians ... more

First Thanksgiving Parade

The first Thanksgiving Day Parade was put on by Gimbels department store. Ellis Gimbel ran the ... more

A National Treasure

It is the oldest ballpark in the MLB, but not older than the team that calls it home. The Boston ... more
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