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This Day in Boston History

August 30th, 1850

Harvard Professor John Webster Hanged
Professor John Webster
On this day in history, Harvard Medical School professor John W. Webster was executed for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, a colleague and one of the school's benefactors.

Tried and convicted on circumstantial evidence in a sensationalized trial, Boston society protested his conviction, as do some still today.

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England's Prime Minister never expected this tea tax to cause an outcry, let alone revolution. In 1767, England reduced its property taxes at home. To balance the national budget they needed to find a mechanism for the American colonies to pay for the expense of stationing officials in them. The officials would generate their own revenue by collecting taxes on all imported goods, and once paid affixing stamps on them. This Stamp Tax generated more in the way of protests and smuggling than added revenue.

Religion. Politics. Rebellion. Boston’s pedigree was forged back in England in the midst of religious dissension, where Puritans and Pilgrims sought religious reform, and Cavaliers and Roundheads vied for political power. The question isn't where did Boston get its name – but how.


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