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just a little trivia...It happened first in worcester, ma
Posted September 14th, 2007 - 5:10 pm by from Kingman, United States (Permalink)
Worcester Firsts...
Worcester, Massachusetts was host to the first national Women's Rights Convention in 1850.

The launching of the first liquid fuel rocket took place in Worcester, led by "the father of modern rocketry," Robert Goddard (also a graduate of WPI).

Worcester's Jesse Burkett Little League Allstars became the first team from Central Massachusetts to ever qualify for the Little League World Series in August 2002 - capturing the hearts of the City and indeed the entire Commonwealth in the process.

The first radio station to play a Beatles song in the United States was WORC in Worcester.

The first woman to serve on a President's cabinet was Frances Perkins of Worcester; she served as FDR's Secretary of Labor.

The first Bible and the first dictionary printed in the US was in Worcester in the 18th century, by Isaiah Thomas, who also printed the largest newspaper of the time, the Massachusetts Spy.

In 1847, the first commercial valentine was mass produced in Worcester by Esther Howland.

The first ballpoint pen and the first typewriter were invented in Worcester, Massachusetts – a state known for its exceptional writers.

Worcester is the home of the second oldest First Night celebration.