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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
boston latin public school
Since ugly events in Boston have filled the world's newspapers and airwaves for the past week, it is time for some happy Boston news. Today is the 378th birthday of Boston's Latin School, the first public school in the United States and the longest existing school.
To put its age in perspective (378 yo is very old in America) BLS was founded one year before Harvard College and 2 years after Galileo's trial during the Inquisition. The Inca Empire fell to the Spanish only 100 years before BLS was founded.
Whether you grew up in or around Boston or elsewhere, Boston Latin School is a national treasure.