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Worcester, MA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.worcester.ma.us/

Population:
172648 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1713

County:
Worcester County

Founded 1713, incorporated 1722.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
Worcester Sunday Telegram

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Massachusetts Medical School
1962
Assumption College
1904
Clark University
1887
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
1865
College of the Holy Cross
1843
Worcester Academy
1834
Becker College
1784
Worcester State College
 

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Hanover Insurance Group
2005
Thinking Machines
1982
Providence and Worcester Railroad
1847
Allmerica Financial
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Adams
Composer
15-Feb-1947   Nixon in China
Paul Allaire
Business
21-Jul-1938   Twice CEO of Xerox
George Bancroft
Historian
3-Oct-1800 17-Jan-1891 A History of the United States
Nathaniel Bar-Jonah
Criminal
15-Feb-1957 13-Apr-2008 Cannibal child killer, sentenced to 130 years
Samuel Flagg Bemis
Historian
20-Oct-1891 26-Sep-1973 Scholar of diplomacy
Robert Benchley
Author
15-Sep-1889 21-Nov-1945 Humorist and screenwriter
H. Jon Benjamin
Actor
23-May-1966   Coach McGuirk, Sterling Archer, Bob Belcher
Elizabeth Bishop
Poet
8-Feb-1911 6-Oct-1979 North & South
Peter Blute
Politician
28-Jan-1956   Congressman from Massachusetts, 1993-97
John Casey
Novelist
18-Jan-1939   Spartina
George A. Cowan
Physicist
15-Feb-1920 20-Apr-2012 Founder, Santa Fe Institute
John H. Crimmins
Diplomat
26-Nov-1919 12-Dec-2007 US Ambassador to Brazil, 1973-78
Zara Cully
Actor
26-Jan-1892 28-Feb-1978 Mother Jefferson on The Jeffersons
Ronald Dworkin
Philosopher
11-Dec-1931 14-Feb-2013 Taking Rights Seriously
Joseph D. Early
Politician
31-Jan-1933 9-Nov-2012 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1975-93
Eugene M. Freedman
Business
4-Feb-1932   Coopers & Lybrand
Samuel Fuller
Film Director
12-Aug-1912 30-Oct-1997 Pickup on South Street
Robert Goddard
Scientist
5-Oct-1882 10-Aug-1945 Father of modern rocketry
Abbie Hoffman
Activist
30-Nov-1936 12-Apr-1989 Steal This Book
Rita Johnson
Actor
13-Aug-1913 31-Oct-1965 Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Jean Louisa Kelly
Actor
9-Mar-1972   Kim Warner on Yes, Dear
Arthur Kennedy
Actor
17-Feb-1914 5-Jan-1990 The Man from Laramie
Jonathan Knight
Singer
29-Nov-1968   New Kids on the Block
Jordan Knight
Singer
17-May-1970   New Kids on the Block
Stanley Kunitz
Poet
29-Jul-1905 14-May-2006 US Poet Laureate, 2000
Denis Leary
Comic
18-Aug-1957   Loud, smoking comic
Evan Lurie
Pianist
28-Sep-1954   Avant-garde pianist and composer
James McGovern
Politician
20-Nov-1959   Congressman, Massachusetts 3rd
Eddie Mekka
Actor
14-Jun-1952   Carmine Ragusa on Laverne & Shirley
Tim Murray
Politician
7-Jun-1968   Lt. Governor of Massachusetts
Charles Olson
Poet
27-Dec-1910 10-Jan-1970 The Maximus Poems
Irving Price
Business
21-Sep-1884 23-Nov-1976 Co-Founder of Fisher-Price Toys
Olive Higgins Prouty
Novelist
10-Jan-1882 24-Mar-1974 Stella Dallas
Denise Rich
Socialite
26-Jan-1944   Marc Rich's ex-wife
Audrey Santo
Victim
19-Dec-1983 14-Apr-2007 Miracle girl in a coma
John F. Smith, Jr.
Business
6-Apr-1938   CEO of General Motors, 1992-2000
Michael T. Smith
Business
5-Oct-1943   CEO of Hughes Electronics, 1997-2001
Doug Stanhope
Comic
25-Mar-1967   The Man Show
Lewis Stone
Actor
15-Nov-1879 12-Sep-1953 Judge James Hardy
Erik Per Sullivan
Actor
12-Jul-1991   Dewey on Malcolm in the Middle
Chris Titus
Actor
10-Mar-1966   Titus on Titus
Helen Walker
Actor
17-Jul-1920 10-Mar-1968 Call Northside 777
Daniel B. Wesson
Business
18-May-1825 4-Aug-1906 Repeating pistol
Alicia Witt
Actor
21-Aug-1975   Cecil B. DeMented

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jesse Burkett
Baseball
4-Dec-1868 27-May-1953 The Crab, MLB Hall of Famer
Charles Dingle
Actor
28-Dec-1887 19-Jan-1956 The Little Foxes
Joseph D. Early
Politician
31-Jan-1933 9-Nov-2012 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1975-93
George F. Hoar
Politician
29-Aug-1826 30-Sep-1904 US Senator from Massachusetts, 1877-1904
Audrey Santo
Victim
19-Dec-1983 14-Apr-2007 Miracle girl in a coma
Carroll D. Wright
Sociologist
25-Jul-1840 20-Feb-1909 The Industrial Evolution of the United States



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