This Day in History: 12/16/1773 - The Boston Tea Party

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It was on December 16, 1773 that American rebels disguised themselves as Indians and threw 342 chests of British Tea into the Boston Harbor, paving the way for the American Revolution. December 16 also marks other historical landmarks in America. In 1901 on this day, the world famous anthropologist, Margaret Mead, was born, while forty three years later the deadliest battle for Americans in World War II occurred; the Battle of the Bulge. It was also on this day, in 2002, when President Bush appointed Colin Powell as his Secretary of State. To learn what else happened on December 16, watch this video.

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