Massachusetts's Most Famous and Fun Facts
Places, faces, and firsts of the Bay State
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
August 11, 2021
Massachusetts was the sixth state to join the new independent union in 1788. We commemorate the Bay State on National Massachusetts Day on August 17th. Known as “The Spirit of America,” here are Massachusetts's most famous places, faces, and firsts.
Famous Places: Cape Cod, Concord, Nantucket, Salem, Martha's Vineyard, Lexington, Plymouth, and Harvard Square. In Boston, check out the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, USS Constitution Museum, in addition to Fenway Park.
Famous Firsts: 1621, First Thanksgiving, Plymouth; 1636, First American university, Harvard, Cambridge; 1638, First American printing press, Cambridge; 1891, First basketball game, Springfield; 1898, First American subway system, Boston; 1928, First computer developed at MIT, Cambridge.
Famous Faces: Uma Thurman, John Cena, Amy Poehler, Chris Evans, Meghan Trainor, Ellen Pompeo, Steve Carell, Geena Davis, John Krasinski, Matt Damon, Chloë Sevigny, Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton, Eliza Dushku, Matthew Perry, Connie Britton, Conan O’Brien, and Aly Raisman.