Massachusetts Turnpike opened
Old Sturbridge Village Museum opened
Lawrence Mill Strike
The first National Women's Rights Convention met in Worcester.
First historic house museum created
Horace Mann became Secretary of Massachusetts Board of Education
Second Lowell Mill Strike
First Lowell Mill Strike
The Liberator first published
Henry Dana Ward wrote Free masonry: its pretensions exposed in faithful extracts of its standard authors.
Artemas Ward, serving as a circuit judge, faced down the rebels at the Worcester Courthouse. The defeat of Shays' Rebellion was a landmark event for the stability of the young nation.
Statue of Artemas Ward erected in Washington, D.C.