Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
March 14, 2013

Who’s ready for the St. Patrick’s Day parade?  New York City has longstanding Irish heritage, with the first known reference to any celebration of St. Patrick’s Day found in a 1756 issue of the New-York Post-Boy. The first reference to a parade was in a March 1766 New York Gazette. Then, homesick Irishmen serving in the British…

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Can Tiny Stamps Trigger a Revolution?
March 22, 2012

by Timothy Wroten On March 22, 1765, British Parliament passed the Stamp Act, a direct tax imposed specifically on printed materials sold in the American colonies. News of the Stamp Act’s passage in 1765 ignited a firestorm from New Hampshire to Georgia (though apparently not in Britain’s Caribbean or Canadian domains). No one in any…

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